Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Date 96 - You Brought Color in My Life

Date: Saturday, August 9, 2013
Type: Out, Athletic, Friends
Cost: $$
Planned By: Dani
Remember when Adam and I ran our first 5K last year? Well, we decided to run another one!

Adam and I participated in Run or Dye Cleveland 2013! This was a 5K run with colored powder. There were four color stations throughout the course and at each one trained volunteers threw color at us.
Adam, Lauren, Tash, Bobby and I all signed up for the 5K. We met before heading over to the Browns Stadium. We all dressed in white to make sure we got as colorful as possible.
The 5K wasn't timed so we decided to not take it too seriously and had lots of fun with it. We took pictures during the course and even make a few color angels at the color stations! By the end we were a colorful bunch! AND we all made it on the Channel 3 news!
We had so much fun, and if you really want to try out a 5k but you're nervous go for a color run. There are so many different color runs around that I'm sure you'll find one you like. Some of them are Run or Dye, Color Run, Color Vibe and Color Me Rad! Find one near you! :)
Also during this weekend we went to the Progressive Summer Event at the Indians Game. If you remember correctly last year Adam got to throw out the first pitch! This year Adam won an autograph session for himself and me! We met Zach McAllister and Josh Tomlin and they signed our baseball and our new pennant!

Date 95 - Let's Drive!

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013
Type: Out On The Town
Cost: $
Planned By: Dani
This was a dinner and a movie date. I know we try to avoid these but there was something special about this one that made it a bit more unique.
We started the date with dinner at Winks downtown. Adam got a burger and I got a steak wrap. They were both really good!

After dinner we went to a movie at Aut-O-Rama in North Ridgeville. I don't know if you can tell by the name, but this was a DRIVE IN theater!! I had never been to a drive in theater so when I saw the Groupon for it I knew we had to get it. We decided to see Smurfs 2 even though we haven't seen the first one.
We parked in the middle of the lawn, and got some snacks. We got popcorn and mountain dew. We needed the caffeine because movies at the drive in are typically late, and we tend to go to bed early. Because we are old. :P
Anyway, it was so much fun! It was a beautiful night and I really enjoyed sitting in the car together watching the movie. Smurfs 2 was really cute and there were some pretty funny moments. I would totally go to the drive in again!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Date 94 - Off The Market

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Type: Out on The Town, Stay At Home
Cost: $$
Planned By: Both
Adam and I decided since we were staying in Cleveland for a weekend (finally) that we should try out something new in the city. Well, new to me. We went to the West Side Market! Adam had been there before for a work outing, but this was my first time.
We decided we'd make a nice dinner together from the ingredients we found at the West Side Market. This place was huge, I was amazed by all the different types of food!  My favorite stand was Campbell's Popcorn Shop. They have free samples of crazy flavored popcorn. It was delicious! Anyway, we were there to get supplies for dinner, and we had a hard time deciding what we were going to make. In the end we chose stir fry!
For the stir fry we got stir fry beef, tomato basil fettucini, green beans, a red pepper, carrots, celery, potatoes and spinach. We put it all in a pot with some stir fry oil we already had and let it cook. OK there are some other details, but most people know how to make stir fry so I'm not going to bother you with them. We also had some really yummy garlic bread for dipping. Our stir fry ended up being pretty good, and we had a great time making it together.
For dessert we got two cupcakes from Grandma Campbell's cupcake stand. I got a white chocolate raspberry cupcake and Adam got key lime. They were both fantastic!
After dinner we rented two movies to watch. We watched Les Miserables first. It was a great movie, although kind of slow and pretty sad. We really enjoyed it, and understood why it was nominated for so many awards. Our second feature was Oz, The Great and Powerful! We are big Wizard of Oz fans, and this movie didn't disappoint. It was interesting to see the movie in Oz's perspective, and it was quite funny throughout! I recommend both movies, but they are extremely different.
This date was lots of fun. Staying in but also exploring a new place in the city was just what we needed in the midst of our very busy summer!