May 26 2017:
Lillian and Camilla May 2017 Date Day – Part 1: Going for a walk! xoxo
Part 2: Dessert! Dark chocolate peanut butter cup for me and a tulip cookie for Lillian. Last stop: Virginia Foothills Park for relaxing and reading.
May 15 2017:
Thomas and Camilla May 2017 Date Day ….. Thomas bought us ice cream at Icecycle Creamery.
Vegan Passion Fruit Coconut for me. Yum!!! Thomas had one scoop of Dark n Stormy and one scoop Home Means Nevada.
Enjoyed it with a view at Audrey Harris Park. Then went for a walk around the loop. Tough, yet loving conversation followed by lots of laughs while walking.
March 29 2017:
Lillian and Camilla March 2017 Date Day – First stop: Stoneage to ooh and ahh over the lovely crystals gemstones.
Then the hobby store for more window shopping and super glue. Next, picking out a yummy dessert.
Made our way home to have dessert and then lunch. Yum!! A sparkly Easter themed cookie for Lillian and a vegan apple cinnamon muffin for me.
October 24 2016:
Thomas and Camilla October 2016 Date Day – We are so happy and grateful they have a location in south Reno now!!!
First stop – Great Full Gardens South Meadows Reno – for the best food ever. Seriously. I felt transported away to a little food heaven oasis. It’s not just the food. It’s the choice of music, the yummy water, and the heart of the place.
Thomas had a Great Full burger. I had a vegan Reuben with a side of vegan slaw. The BEST Reuben and slaw I’ve ever tasted. We shared a cup of pumpkin soup. Thomas practically inhaled his food. He kinda liked it!!!!! Then we had a blow my mind vegan root beer float with coconut bliss ice cream and Oogave root beer.
Second stop: A visit and walk at one of our favorite parks with wind blowing so hard it was difficult to walk.
We reminisced about all the years Thomas has played on this equipment (since 1 year old). Specifically, how he climbed the “tree branch” every time, how difficult it was, and how he fell off one time. (The one he’s sitting at the top of in the pictures.)
Then for that walk in crazy wild wind … where we expanded further on our business idea for the huge pile of dirt we pass every time.
My heart is so full. I’m incredibly grateful I began Date days with them when they were babies. Most dates are simple and always have a nature component. They’ve shifted over the years and have great meaning for all of us.
August 26 2016:
Lillian and Camilla August 2016 half-date … Went to pick up dessert, then to get her a new pair of sunglasses since hers broke last week. Then we enjoyed our dessert in the moonlight at the lodge.
And ended our date with a starlit walk by the lake. Too dark for pictures. Lillian wanted to visit one of our regular parks for a date day walk but it got dark before we were ready. So, we will do that next week.
Here’s to going on 15 years of date days, once a month, with this beautiful one!
August 11, 2016:
Lillian and Camilla July 2016 Date Day …. July’s date day was delayed due to our travels to and from the 2016 Chromosome 18 Conference. So we did something different for this date day.
After dinner Lillian and I headed to Whole Foods to pick out a cookie from the “Cookie Bar” … cheapest dessert ever …. and made with real food ingredients!
Next up we took our cookies to Audrey Harris Park so we could eat with a lovely view. When we got there, we saw the park was closed due to an event down below at the Bartley Ranch stage. We decided to go for a walk around Bartley Ranch and have our dessert later.
We enjoyed a wonderful time looking at the old equipment and buildings, trees, sky, and sunset. After our walk we enjoyed a slow, quiet, and peaceful drive the long way back to our end of town. I just love this drive of taking in all the farms and older houses and simply how peaceful it seems.
Next up was to head to Geiger Way Lookout to enjoy those cookies with a view. It was dark by the time we arrived so the pictures are fuzzy, yet they capture some of the beautiful essence. So incredibly wonderful.
And, last we enjoyed another slow and peaceful drive back home. I’d rank this one up there with one of our most beautiful date days. Simple and wonderful. xoxo …
August 4 2016:
Thomas and Camilla July (a little late) 2016 Date – After dinner we headed to Icecyle Creamery for dessert. Then to Audrey Harris Park to enjoy our ice cream while taking in the view and listening to Frank Sinatra and the like.
Next we walked the loop down to Bartley Ranch and back up. And for the drive home, chatting and more Sinatra and Flying to the Moon. So incredibly awesome. Thomas commented as we were nearing the end of the loop … “I wish this would never end … ” And so it is …
Yes! Thank you, and I’ll have more please! We get to choose, we get to choose it all in this life of ours ….. And we took that first step yesterday!! Wahooo!!!! xoxoxo