Shannon Falls, August 2012

Monday, July 6, 2009

Mystery Date

Last Thursday (July 2) was the 4th anniversary of David's and my first date. And yes, we celebrated it. We have pretty much celebrated this anniversary every year because as my husband says "that was the summer that changed my [his] life." He's right, of course. I rocked his world--for both good and bad! He planned the entire evening, even arranging a sitter without my knowledge. I was simply told to be ready at 5.

Let me take you back to our very first date quickly: it was an event I planned to simply "get over with" since I was preparing for my senior year at MC and was not looking for a relationship. So I gave David one date. I had never been on a date or held hands with a guy or anything. I was 21 at the time. David arranged a great first date---we went to New Orleans for a dinner riverboat cruise. That was excellent. Then we went to Cafe du Monde for beignets. I had never been there. Keep in mind how close I live to NO and had never been to CDM? I know, I know. The only issue that night was that his car kept trying to overheat and we got caught up in traffic for the Essence Festival. Fun, hot times!

So for this date, David had planned to take me to a place called Felix's in Spanish Fort, AL. Unfortunately, there was an accident in the Mobile tunnel so plans changed. We were NOT moving in traffic. So after trying to find a way around (which was impossible), David made a phone call and we attempted Plan B. Plan B (which had originally been Plan A but then changed to Felix's) was Ruth's Chris. This was quite yummy. I don't know how to describe it. My steak was the purest beef I had ever eaten. I don't know that I want to just run out and eat here again too soon, but it was delicious. Due to traffice, we ran out of time to do much of anything else in Mobile except hit Babies 'R Us before getting back home. We just couldn't pass up a chance to look at stuff for baby boy! It was a wonderful evening, and my thoughtful husband took care of all the details! Yea!