The Challenge Begins…A and B Dates

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

It is December. The first month of our new challenge for 2018. If you missed our first post explaining the Date Night Challenge, you can read about it here.

On Monday Tom had to go to Tampa for business. I had already planned my “A” Date for Tuesday in Lakeland, which is halfway between Orlando and Tampa. I knew he wouldn’t want to drive back to Lakeland if he had just driven to Tampa the day before, so I asked if I could go with him and stay the night. He loved the idea and ended up planning his “B” date night for Monday evening. 🙂

Bern’s Steak House is one of the best restaurants in the country.

They are well-known for their high-quality steaks and service. It is also expensive, so this was not an option for dinner. However, they do have a unique and affordable alternative which was perfect for our “B” Date–The Harry Waugh Dessert Room.

Each table is hidden behind  a portion of an old wine BARREL making you feel as if you’re all alone–very romantic. Each BOOTH has it’s own music panel where you can select the genre of music you’d like to listen to–pop, classical, jazz, etc. We chose classical because it added to the overall ambiance of the night.

Tom ordered a carrot cake served ala mode with macadamia nut ice cream, a Bern’s original.

I ordered creme BRULEE’ with a side of whipped cream topped with a beautiful sugar fan.

It was a great start to our challenge.

Next was our “A” Date.

We started by going to ARCHERY Adventures.

I discovered them through Groupon, making the date much more affordable. We had personal instruction on how to hold the bow and shoot the arrow, and then a full hour of target shooting on their inside range. It was a blast, and we discovered we’re pretty good at it.

Afterwards we drove back to Orlando and had lunch at ART’S Sandwich Shop. This is one place we have gone for years since it was around the corner from where our business was located.

Lots of memories remembered and made–A perfect start to our 2018 date night challenge!


About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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