Since I was the first one to plan one of our Alphabet Dates, I really wanted to do something unique and special. I got the unique part fine, but it wasn’t so special. I took Tom to the Exotic Car Gallery located in front of the Mall at Millenia. They said the gallery held a variety of high end sports cars that allowed visitors to get close and take great photos. What they didn’t tell us was about the “Do Not Touch” signs posted all over each vehicle! And the cars were locked! I was very disappointed. I thought Tom would have a chance to sit inside a Maserati or pretend to drive the huge Bentley. Instead we spent most of our time playing the elaborate race car video games located just off the lobby. All in all it was fun, but certainly not worth the money!
After playing for about an hour, we headed to Antonio’s Cafe & Deli located in the heart of Maitland across from Lake Lilly. This is a favorite of ours for great Italian food and conversation. There’s always a unique item that catches my attention for sale in their imported grocery store. Tonight it was Marrons Glace imported from Italy. Tom had to look it up on Google – they are glazed chestnuts in liquor. Hmmm – I learned something I didn’t know before!
The best part was sharing with Tom all that I APPRECIATE about him. I think I get an “A” for this one, but that’s a given!
Below are a variety of “A” ideas that you can choose from in planning your own “A” Date:
Aiguille Rock Climbing Center – spending an evening working together to ascend the heights of these indoor rock walls.
After Hours – plan to pick up your spouse after work and go out for Appetizers together.
Aquatica – Sea World’s premiere water park. Don’t live near one? Visit any “Agua” park without the kids. Very relaxing and fun!
Air Show – watch for local air shows at regional airports.
Airplane watching – drive to your local airport at night, park under the stars and watch the planes come in.
Ala Mode – go out for dessert that comes with ice cream!
Alma Mater – if possible visit your spouse’s or your alma mater.
Aquarium – visit one close to you.
Amphitheater – check out events happening at a local outdoor theater. In Orlando check out Lake Eola’s Amphitheater.
American – at home or visit an A & W Restaurant.
Apple Pie (ala mode) 🙂
Australian – The Outback Steakhouse is a classic favorite!
Artichokes, stuffed Italian style – a fun dish to share
“A” Special Touches:
Antiques – browse through local antique stores
Flowers – Amaryllis
Affection – talk about ways your spouse shows affection to you that are meaningful.
Appreciate – share specific things you appreciate about your spouse. If you must, write them down in a letter so you don’t forget any.