So, you know how we have been counseled to go on a date once a week. Yep, well, our home schedule has changed so dramatically over the past few months that we got really out of sync with our dating. We even worked over our anniversary.
So when Jimmy said "Hey, Hon, can I take you out this week sometime?" I was ecstatic. I kept feeling like we just needed something fun. We haven't had a really good laugh together for a while. But, what to do? .
After trying to find multiple "funny" things to do and striking out, we ended up at the Wilkinson center at BYU in Provo, Utah. After chowing some Chic-Fi-La we made our way to the bowling alley where we found a pleasant surprise. It seems BYU is all about "dating" and tries to help a couple out by offering a great price for "date night". A half date night was one game for each of us with free shoes for $6. Regular price $12.50. Sign me up!!!! But it wasn't just the price that was great!
I spent a little bit of time at the bowling alley growing up. Whether it was going with a friend whose mom worked at the lanes, or bowling every Friday for P.E. or even going with my extended family every year around Easter, I've been to a few alleys. And you know as well as I do, they don't always have the best environment. So, bowling isn't always on my list of go-to activities.
But the funnest thing about bowling at BYU was the atmosphere. It may seem cheesy to some, but I got a big kick out of the Disney Soundtracks playing in the background. It was well lit, clean, open and inviting. All around us were families, dad's and their daughters, and young adults on dates.
We sang out loud to the songs, bowled with our left hands, and laughed really hard when Jimmy did a little dance that ended when he dropped his bowling ball on the ground.
So, is there still clean wholesome bowling to be found? You bet!
And the date didn't stop there. Did you know that BYU has multiple museums that are free and pretty darn awesome. We have taken our kids to them many times, but this time it was just us.
Here's the cool thing. The Art museum (MOA) has a date night checklist you can do for free. And when you have finished it, you even get a free poster from the gift shop. It only took us about 20 minutes and it was fun to do something different than a movie. We actually got to talk to each other and share ideas and thoughts.
Any good date ends with ice cream. And BYU creamery is our favorite! Head back to the Wilkinson center or over to the Creamery on 9th to get some yummy cold treats.
I must say, that my heart feels a little lighter and my connection to Jimmy a little tighter after laughing, sharing, and eating goodies together. BYU for the date night Win!