We have made it a point to go on a date night at least every 6 - 8 weeks. It's important for us to have time together, and that does NOT mean that we don't love every moment we spend with our boys....but sometimes you just gotta!
So we ended up here....The famous Santa Monica Pier, it's where it all began....it's where we met, it's where he proposed...I still need to post that story for everyone that asked about it! Anyway, it does have a special place in our hearts!
And we get there, and all these tents are in the parking lot....WTH??? Yeah no one told us that Cirque de Sol was going to be there....dang had we known that we would have gotten tickets!!! Ahh well, it just meant we had to walk a short mile to the pier! And let me tell you, it. was. packed! Who wouldn't want to spend the day and evening at the beach when it was 90 degrees inland??
And who doesn't think a sunset on the beach is a perfect setting for a romantic date night?
There were a ton of people still on beach at sunset!
And THIS is where we went for dinner....pretty good! Last time we were here I couldn't eat any shrimp, I was sick as a dog pregnant with Thomas, and who goes to a shrimp place when you can't eat shrimp? Well ....ME! But it was really good last night, and of course we stuffed ourselves!
And of course we saw the famous Ferris Wheel. Nope, we did not ride it! Are you nuts? Go THAT high up? On a pier? Seriously? Not me!
But it sure did look pretty, we walked out to the end of the pier and enjoyed our hot chocolate, a tradition.
And let me tell you, if you are ever looking for a place to people watch....THAT is the place to go. I can't even tell you the people we saw....I'm not even kidding you....and you wonder "What were they thinking?" We laughed so much, had such a good time, and it was so perfect outside that we drove home with all the windows in the car open! I know, sounds cheesy, but when you have 2 little ones in the back you can't exactly do that!
It couldn't have been a better night and after being up until Midnight the night before with Thomas, we were tired but it was so worth it!
Hmm, now where do we go next time?
My Little Miracles