#13. Explore Our New Town and County

Burton: You okay there?
Christine: Yeah, it’s my new date-night underwear. It just got to fifth base. –The New Adventures of Old Christine

Last weekend Match and I didn’t just cross off #47 on the Project 52 List, we also crossed off #13. Explore our New Town and County. This is something I hope to do more of throughout the year, but Saturday we went for a little drive and checked out the countryside. I thought moving to the East Bay meant goodbye to any semblance of nature. I pictured nothing but ugly buildings and shopping centers. True, there are a lot more people and a lot more places to shop in the East Bay, but there are still parks and some beautiful back country roads.

I wish I’d brought our Nikon binoculars to really get a good look at the mountain but the drive was still beautiful. I can’t wait to go back and do a hike up Mount Diablo. After we drove around checking out the scenery, we stopped at a small bar and grill for dinner.

The food was so tasty, and the servers were really friendly. We people watched and relaxed over beers and burgers and relished in the fact that we didn’t have to work on Monday. The grill was one of those places that has crayons and paper placemats so we challenged each other to a couple of games of hangman while we polished off our beers. I know it doesn’t sound that exciting but we were cracking up.  It was a simple night out but it felt like when we first started dating. I love that as we settle into our married life we haven’t forgotten what it’s like to go on a nice date together.



    I found you on SITS! I loved reading your post…brought back some memories of when I was a newlywed…21 years ago! Have a great day!


    Awe the simple days like this are the best aren’t they?! Glad you had fun and got to cross something else off the list 🙂


    This sounds so lovely! The pictures are beautiful…makes me want to move to the Easy Bay 😉


    That sounds like a wonderful day. Sometimes simple is the best – I always love those chances to just “be” with Wilzie.


    beautiful pictures. i love simple days out like that. sometimes they are the best 🙂


    These are the best kind of nights to have.


    Your blog is finally updating in Bloglovin’. I hope it lasts so I can keep up. 🙂

    Shop Girl*

    Mmm this sounds lovely! I love exploring, we just never seem to have the time for it!!

    You’ve inspired me. Maybe this will be our “date night” for this week! 🙂


    You are sooo right going on date nights when you’re married is so important! I love it when that “still dating” feeling comes back around again!

    Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17

    Sounds like a perfectly wonderful day! Some of my favorite experiences have been while playing tourist in my own backyard. The East Bay is definitely a wonderful place to have as a “backyard” to explore!

    Thank you so much for visiting me on my SITS day!


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