Right before I got sentenced to six weeks on crutches, Jared and I ventured to our local zoo together on the most perfect, beautiful day. I'm so glad we went when we did! In addition to being crutch-free at the time, it was nice weather and early enough in the season that it wasn't very crowded, even on a Saturday. We did the "Disney" mentality and were basically the first people there that day. No lines to get in and fewer strollers to dodge.
I'm ashamed to admit that other than the holiday Festival in Lights they host each year, we had yet to visit the zoo together! I mean, we've only been together since 2008... just haven't had time to get there I guess ;) It was so nice to be out and doing something new and different together. I'm sure many of you can agree that it's easy to get into a dating rut and visit the same places/restaurants over and over again. We still have a blast at those 'regular' date night spots, but mixing it up keeps things interesting.
|How cute is he?! It's a Sumatran rhinoceros and I'd never seen one like it!|
After a long, fun day at the zoo we ended with dinner and a walk along the river. It's the simple things like walking hand-in-hand, talking about life and laughing at our own nerdiness that mean the most to me. I could travel to the other side of the world with Jared or we could sit at home and watch a movie we've seen a thousand times together- I'd have the time of my life either way. It doesn't matter what we're doing- it just matters that we're together. Maybe I'm feeling extra sappy lately but gosh, I love dating this man. Hashtag blessed, right there! ;)