October 29 2018:
Thomas and Camilla October 2018 Date Day:
Lunch Car picnic, with a view. Sushi for Thomas and a GreatFull Gardens half Veghead Sandwich for me.
After eating we spent time chatting with this amazing view.
September 7 2018:
Thomas and Camilla September 2018 Date Day – First stop: The Work! Fight! Give! -American Relief Posters of World War II exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum.
Thomas finds this time period very interesting and enjoys to get philosophical about wars and other major events in history. So, Thomas was pretty excited when I shared about this exhibit that Lillian had actually told me about just yesterday!!
Bonus!!! It was Open House today due to the Hot Air Balloon races so free admission. I was so happy and relieved to hear this that I nearly reached over the counter and hugged the gal who told me.
After looking through the exhibit we walked through the Wilbur May collection. Haven’t done that for years! My favorite is the collection from India!
Next was a walk through the Arboretum. Incredibly beautiful right now with tons of flowers and squirrels and rabbits and song birds!!
Last stop was dessert for Thomas of salted caramel and Oreo cookie frozen yogurt.
July 12 2018:
Thomas and Camilla July 2018 Date Day
Icecycle Creamery for lunch. The veggie sandwich I had was soooo yum!!! Followed by 1/2 scoop Mexican Hot Chocolate and 1/2 scoop of Classic Vanilla. Perfect! Too hot for an outdoor part to our date. Maybe early evening we’ll go for a walk. Will see.
June 24 2018:
Thomas and Camilla June 2018 Date Day.
First stop. Ice cream! A neighbor thanked us for watering their plants with a Cold Stone Creamery gift card. Thomas enjoyed his treat!
Next stop. Walking and talking along Virginia Lake. We saw this amazing golden tan colored duck and a multicolored duck. Plus, a nearly all black duck with a white breast (in next set of photos).
Conversations with Thomas are incredibly magical, wonderful, emotional, Real, and deep. Today’s will remain between the two of us. Yet, may the sentiment and energies travel far and wide. xoxo .
April 26 2014:
April 2014 date day with Thomas … 1st adventure: Kid’s on Big Rigs at HDMS …. Thomas had such a GREAT time!
Lunch from Electric Blue Elephant …. Then a tour of our new fire department! Thomas says this is THE BEST food he’s every tasted! Absolutely LOVED it! I agree Thomas!! My taste buds were happy dancing the entire time and now my stomach is so Happy!!!
April 25 2015:
Off for the Thomas n Camilla April 2015 date day! Calls for a big air kiss and happy holler!! Muah!
Now that Thomas and I are frozen from being outside for an hour and a half at Kids on Big Rigs ….
Kids on Big Rigs …. Biggest and funnest fundraiser for HDMS! Brrrrrr and FUN!!
I couldn’t resist leaving a little message. I got caught though … The officer asked in a very worried voice .. “Will that erase?” Of course, Mr. Officer. I used one of your dry erase markers! xoxo
Chili and Quiche …. The best quiche I’ve ever had! YUM!!
Bartley Ranch … Such memories!
Yummy ice cream! I had deep chocolate and ricotta fig. Thomas had peanut butter chocolate chip. Then, Audrey Harris Park.
May 18 2018:
Thomas and Camilla May 2018 Date Day …..
First, Mexican for lunch with fried ice cream for dessert.
Next: Little Washoe Lake for playing in the sand, water, and huge driftwood. Part 1
April 28 2018:
Thomas and Camilla April 2018 Date Day ….
Annual fundraiser for the school Thomas attended for 1st-4th grade …. Kids on Big Rigs 2018.
This would be pure torture for me if I didn’t know it creates much joy and happiness for Thomas. It’s incredibly loud with sirens and horns blowing non-stop. Thomas doesn’t care for that part at all, he loves to ask questions and look at the vehicles and equipment. And, he did ask many, many great questions.
Yet, I did have a complete ball dancing to the DJ music while we waited in line for the wee little train ride. If there’s good music, I can have fun as long as I can dance. Plus, with that big beautiful blue sky overhead, I was able to look up, focus on my breath and create a buffer between all the noise.
Last stop: Late lunch of salad and club sandwich for Thomas and cup of vegan mushroom soup for me. Oh my gosh!! That was delicious!!!
March 2 2018:
Thomas and Camilla February 2018 Date Day (a wee bit late). My phone got so cold that I lost all photos from our date except one!
The one of Thomas with his ice cream from Icecycle Creamery is the only photo that survived. That was our first stop.
Second stop was one of our favorite spots … Audrey Harris Park for Thomas to eat his ice cream with the amazing view. Then we walked the entire loop in the snow. We had it all to ourself, we were frozen, we had a beautiful time enjoying one another’s company, and I took lots of pictures. No matter. I’ve got one!
Then!!! For dinner. More birthday yummies for me plus a toast to the flights of Where Would You Fly.
I knew I was saving this one wine glass for something!! Wine glasses were made for vegan root beer floats!! Coconut Bliss Vanilla Ice Cream smothered with an amazing root beer. Served with a vegan burger topped with sautéed sweet onions, crimini mushrooms, hot & sweet jalapeños, kalamata olives, with a slather of vegan kale, cashew & basil pesto on two slices of Italian bread. I’m full!!