It got the name because it was one more thing she added to the present they did give me. It is a day she completely plans, all of which is a surprise to me. Let me say she knows me well and always does an amazing job. You can read about last year's outing here.
She was afraid that she couldn't top last year's outing, but honestly I could care less what we do, or how much money she spends. I love the fact that she puts such careful thought into planning the day, and I LOVE the time together.
This year's outing started with this basket.
Each thing we were going to do for the day had something symbolic with the tag that described it. She was really thankful for all my photography props. Hey...another great use for them.
We started with...
A stop at my favorite coffee shop.
A blueberry muffin for her and a pumpkin muffin for me...
This coffee shop is where we have always had big, life conversations and today was no different. It is so amazing to see have much she has changed and grown over the past few years.
Stop #2 - The Farmer's Market
Our first visit of the season. We both love the market. We got some red potatoes for a potato salad for Memorial Day, some rhubarb for a yummy dessert she will make, some asparagus for roasting, and some flowers for photographing.
After the market we had a brief stop home to put away our treasures from the market and to let the dogs out and feed them some lunch. Then it was on to stop #3...
We could not have asked for better photographic weather at the beach...fog. I got a new 85mm lens for Christmas so I was excited to try it out with my girl as my model. So very pleased with my first results...
I even found a subject for some homework for an on-line photography class I am taking called Keeping It Simple from Kim Manley Ort.
By this time we were getting hungry for lunch...
Glen and I discovered The Biscuit a few months ago for Breakfast but I have never been there for lunch and Mallory had never been there at all.
I had the Biscuit Club Wrap, very yummy!
Last event for the day...
Our own strolling walk of the historic district in our town. We have talked about doing this and it was such a beautiful day for it.
I love old buildings as you all know. I would love to tour the inside of these homes.
These homes also happen to be on the Tulip Lanes so we didn't look too weird strolling the streets with our cameras.
Thanks Mal, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!