Date #3

It was Peter’s turn.  (We each plan one expensive and one inexpensive date each month.)

IT was amazing! We were going to hike up, but we were running late and out of sunlight so we drove to the top. I was glad we did since as soon as we got out of the car we heard many coyotes!!

Then we had some chicken noodle soup and watched the lovely skyline. Although the smoke did prevent us from seeing as far as usual.

I love date night. I love Peter.

 

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Adventures in Kayaking… Date #2

wearing a wet suit- a 1st time for me!

Peter and I are doing two expensive and two inexpensive dates (one for every week!) This week was are expensive date. WE planned this one together. Actually, we wanted to do this kayaking class for our vacation (when we hiked badger Mt. and went back packing). So we went to a kayaking class. 7 hours! But it was totally worth it! I LOVED IT! and just in case you can’t tell from the pictures… Peter, hot guy in the wet suit, also enjoyed it.

Sorry no pictures of the actual adventure *sad face*

Goodness there were so many thing sI could tell you because it was an incredible day! It was super awesome. Ah.. but alas for the lack of  space, time, and focus i’ll just tell you my favorite part:  practicing rescuing Peter and also learning to rescue myself ; )

SO adventurous!

on the way there

Tips?

1 Listen to your guides. Seriously, the trip wouldn’t have been half as fun without our super awesome teachers. They were hilarious and totally ripping on Peter in a fun loving way.

2 Drink water and wear sunscreen. Necessities.

3 Relax and Laugh! Whether you fall in on purpose or not (lol- PETER) or can’t paddle straight (cough, cough… me) its so much more fun when you can laugh and laugh a lot.

Peter the “man” HE was the life of our kayak posse

More Hiking

it was steep!

I really love hiking… I like being outside.  SO… even though I’ve already done a post like this I can’t resist to post some more pictures of different hikes.

Mostly pictures ahead!

At the top!

I actually hiked around Bateman Island the other week, but have yet to post pictures

Chase the Sunset

ImageAnother fun thing to do which can totally be turned into an inexpensive date idea is try to find a good place to watch the sunset.

Sadly for my friend and I we left too late to go to our high up spot. Our high spot was actually east so we were driving away from the sunset and then didn’t have the spot picked out just the road.

HOWEVER we did then go on a very crazy, barely used road which had this unbelievably steep dip in it. (like straight up roller coaster!)Image

Tips

1- Plan ahead of time the spot you want to watch the sunset

2- Figure out what time the sun goes down (weather channel?) and leave with plenty of time

3- If it doesn’t work out still make it an adventure!

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Geocaching

Geocaching is like a treasure hunt with a gps

This is seriously a fun date idea, group idea, family outing… Super fun. Well, I’ll admit when you don’t find it… not so much… but it is still a great way to get outside and do some treasure hunting!

looking… looking… finding!

Steen’s Tips

– make sure you have some sort of GPS… iphones can get an app. A map can work, but sometimes its harder

– BRING A PEN… no matter what. Most of the geocaches I run into don’t have their own pen.

– Bring something to put in it. Leave your mark. Remember you can’t take anything, unless you put something in.

– Don’t go alone. Not because it is dangerous… but because it SO much fun to discover things together

We found this at a geocache site… creepy! Maybe it is dangerous alone!

There is probably one where you live. Its around the world! If not then start some! Want more information? Click HERE

Small Places – Quirky Date Idea

Can you believe this is real?

My fun thing this last week was the trip that my husband and I made to a TINY… very tiny town close to us. It was a drive, but a little worth it just for the picture above!! How hilarious!

Yes this is how he wore his sunnies!

Tips:

1) bring more water

2) bring some snacks (or make SURE SURE they have a place to eat)

3) make sure to get out at least once

See that river?

The river was beautiful and by far my second favorite part. It really nice because you get the chance to take long talks and explore 🙂

The Adventure Continues

It was so hot! But I loved it!

Since I have moved to a smaller town… much smaller… I’ve had a really hard time figuring out how to… I don’t know entertain myself? maybe? So I am going to challenge myself to try to do at least one really fun activity of some kind and post about it every week…. lets see how it goes!

First- HIKING!

 

I love hiking! And living in a valley doesn’t not afford many hiking trails, however living in a valley means there is high ground around somewhere!

It makes hiking extra awesome if you scout out the area you are going to so you can feel all educated and mountain man like

Where to go if you want to know

(hehehe) about the best hiking? Your local REI or if you are in South-ish Eastern WA or Northern Eastern OR … http://hiketricities.com/has some pretty fun ideas.

take only pictures… leave only footprints