The Adventure Starts Here: January Date - Bowling

Monday, January 27, 2014

January Date - Bowling

For Christmas, I gave Chris "A Year of Dates".  On Christmas, he opened a stack of envelopes, one for each month of 2014.  Inside the envelopes are pre-planned (and some pre-paid) dates for us to enjoy each month.  At the beginning of each month, we open the envelope and schedule a day to go on the date.   I will be recapping our dates each month.  

January was our first official date and it was to go bowling!   I have to say that it took longer than I expected to figure out a night to go.

Friday night, my mom came over to watch Noah, and Chris and I headed over to a local bowling alley. We had called a week or so before asking if they had open bowling on Friday and Saturday nights (because we've had issues with leagues in the past) and were told that it wouldn't be a problem.  We arrived at 7:15, the bowling alley didn't look full, but when we went up to the desk to get a lane and shoes, they told us we couldn't bowl because of too many reservations.  So annoying!  Then they said we could have a lane but only for 20 minutes… lame and not much you can do in 20 minutes!  Finally they got us a lane (all the way on the end) that they said we could have until 8:30.  Thankfully since it was just the two of us and we only planned to bowl two games anyway, that worked for us.

As part of the date, we planned to use a Pizza Hut gift card we had to get some pizza and soda there.  Unfortunately, the gift cards don't work on their Express locations, so that was a waste.  Chris did find a coupon online that got us 2 games free, so at least we saved a little on that.

We had fun bowling despite me being a horrible bowler!  We took a few pictures, but since we were at the end of the alley where the lighting wasn't the best, they didn't turn out that great.  But since the point of these dates is to just spend more time together, I consider it a big success!

We already have our February date planned, so stay tuned for that recap!


  1. I love it, bowling is always so surprisingly fun! Sorry the lanes were all booked though, that is annoying. But you are right, just getting out and spending time together is the best part.


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