Sometimes you just need a date… day! We’ve had the odd date night out thanks to my Mom being a super awesome baby sitter, and willing to come over when we suddenly realize we might possibly have a night open to go do out! Sorry mom for us not being organized. We really wanted a date day though.
We wanted a whole day to be together. Sure it might sound totally selfish, and yes it is a little. We wanted time together without a bazillion questions, spilled milk, changing diapers, tears, etc. We needed to get out.
For once we were a bit more organized and we asked my Mom to babysit for a whole day. She came over to our place so that the girls routine for nap time, and bed time if needed, could be followed. We had absolutely no idea what we wanted to do until the day before the opportunity to go to Playland on opening day came up.
Would you believe that I have grown up in the Lower Mainland, have been to Playland 3 times, but have NEVER been on any of the rides? Crazy I know. I’ve been with students from my work those 3 times, twice with students who do not do rides, and once while pregnant and you cannot go on any rides. It was finally my chance to get to go, and see what all the hype was about.
Jason proclaimed that the first ride would have to be the wooden rollercoaster. If you know me personally, or have followed this blog long enough, you likely know that I greatly dislike, loathe, despise, and abominate heights. So this was a huge thing for me.
There were no long lineups for any of the rides the day we went. It was incredible. So we were able to walk right up to the rollercoaster, and get on. I was promptly asking where the seatbelt was, and did not like the fact that it only had a bar to hold us in. I managed to keep my eyes open til we got to the top of the first drop, and that was it. My eyes remained firmly closed the whole entire ride while I yelled at Jason for making me go on this rollercoaster. In the photo they take of you, it showed Jason smiling, and me with a death grip on the bar and eyes shut. I can now say I have been on that ride, but never, ever again!
It was so much fun getting to go on all of the rides, with very short wait times. What we realized is that Jason can handle the rides that are all about heights, and I can handle the ones that involve spinning. I found myself riding on the spinning tea cups by myself after Jason went on them once with me. I’m hoping next time we go that I will be brave enough to go on some of the rides he likes. That being said though when you think about that swing one that goes up in the air and spins, well, the more you think about it the more terrifying it is. Small chains, little bolts, little seat… just gives me the creeps thinking about it.
After our Playland adventure, we headed back towards home to have dinner together. We got to enjoy a very special date day dinner out at the Keg. We were given a giftcard back at Christmas time, and had been saving it. It was so nice to enjoy a hot meal without any distractions.
Next month is our 6th wedding anniversary, and I think we may need to have another date day. Perhaps spend it exploring Vancouver, or Fort Langley all day.