#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. ┬áIt 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.