Our Date Day

My husband, Bill, had the rare opportunity to have a Friday day off today. So, we decided today was going to be all about just Bill and I making a fun-filled date day of doing whatever makes us happy. We are always up early around our house (like 4-4:30ish early) so we had breakfast and coffee together. Then, as soon as it started getting light outside, we put on our hiking shoes, grabbed our hiking sticks, put water, cheese sticks, and some nuts in our hiking backpack, and headed out to beautiful South Mountain Park for a morning of hiking and sightseeing together.

As we started out on the hiking trail we wondered if those ominous clouds were going to produce any rain. But, luck was with us, and we were able to get our hike completed without getting rained on… YEAH!!


In fact, the weather was perfect.


I didn’t even have to wear my leather jacket like I usually do when the weather turns cooler. You know 80 degrees is cooler for us desert rats that happen to love the 112+ heat of the Arizona summers… 🙂


All the rain we had over the past few months really helped bring out the beautiful wildflowers.


And Bill and I enjoyed looking at all the different rock formations as we stopped to enjoy a snack once we reached the top of the mountain.


We spent a while in this adorable little rock house, complete with a little basement.


It also had a little cooking area, and we had a lot of fun talking about how we could make this little house into our new retirement home. We all know how much I love, love, love rustic decor… with a little TLC I could make this little rustic gem my own once we homestead it… HA!


But as with all good things…. soon it was time to make our way back down the mountain with a promise to return again soon… REAL soon.


After we completed our hike, we went shopping to see if we could find a special hot sauce Bill loves and that he can only find at T.J.Maxx. Didn’t find the hot sauce but I found a deal on pretty black sweater I needed….

Next, it was off to Jason’s Deli where we dined on our favorite… Smokey Jack Panini. Who doesn’t love smoked turkey with bacon and cheese all toasted up into a nice hot Panini… YUMMERS!!!

After all that fun and excitement of this morning and afternoon…, now we are all settled in back at home and getting ready to enjoy our little happy hour. Then, later, I will whip up some fabulous baked fish, black rice, and vegetables for us for dinner tonight.

Now what’s not to love about a DATE DAY like that?

To be continued… 🙂 🙂

Stay Tuned

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen Kaufman
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 21:43:07

    Love your day ! So relaxing and full of enjoyment. Glad you and Bill take time out like that for each other….Harvey and We are having fresh grilled Tilapia Fillet , grilled asparagus ,sm.parsley
    gold yukons potatoes and salad. But first our wine!

    Enjoy your evening and weekend❤️


    • beyondcinderella
      Oct 17, 2014 @ 22:00:04

      Thank you Aunt Ellen. Sounds like we both have the same “fish” plan for dinner. And of course, every good “date” dinner starts with some sort of happy hour…. wine for me please… Love you.. xoxo


  2. gotham girl
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 22:16:53

    This date day thrills me to no end! You two are so deserving to have a day for just relaxing and enjoying! So if I calculate correctly you should be having happy hour just about now! Love you both bunches!


    • beyondcinderella
      Oct 17, 2014 @ 22:51:27

      Thank you Frissy. It was a most unexpected blessing day that Bro got the day off and we had so much fun just relaxing and doing what makes us happy… YES… we are well into our happy hour with dinner to come and beyond… 🙂


  3. katsbynp
    Oct 25, 2014 @ 00:43:12

    That sounds like an absolute perfect way to spend the day. Your pictures make me feel like I was there. Thanks for sharing your day as it made me smile



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