For years, when my husband and I were first married we would go on “mystery dinners.” They were so much fun! One or the other of us would plan them out, you’d start in one place for cocktails, hit somewhere else for dinner and then maybe have a big finish with a movie or bowling or just back at home for a nightcap.
The evenings were always fun. Sometimes we would be joined by friends even but usually it was just the two of us. It added fun, romance, smiles, and adventure!
These days, our mystery dinners have turned into adventure days and I love them still.
We pick a day – almost always a Saturday since those are the most open – and then a place and we head out.
My favorite adventure days are to new places since I love exploring things I might be able to share with all of you, talk about on Facebook, pin on Pinterest or even work an idea into one of the books. We often take along my parents who love a good adventure too and we also love to grab our five-year-old niece for extra special days. (Adventuring, like the South Pole Santa series, is for the young and the young-at-heart!)
In our adventuring days we’ve gone wine tasting, biking, walking, to the theater, shopping, driving, to tourist attractions in the area, to beaches, to mountains, to parks and to loads of funky and fun places for lunch. The best days have a lot of sunshine but adventuring can be fun anywhere and in any kind of weather as long as you know the secret. And I do. It’s not about money or weather or exact conditions. It’s simpler than that. Are you ready? The secret to a perfect adventuring day is . . .
Yours to be specific and your kids or whoever goes along with you. Adventuring has an element of surprise that comes with it since by its nature, ideally, an adventure day is exploring or doing something you haven’t done before. So the key to loving it is simply being willing to love it no matter what comes. Knowing that the adventure is the point – not whether the things you do or the places you go turn out to be perfect. It’s the adventure of exploring that brings the magic and the fun.
Try it for yourself! Decide on a day coming up, pick a place and start talking about it so your family of one or many start looking forward to it. And then come back and let me know. I’d love to hear about your adventure day – it might give me great ideas for our next one! Shine your light!
oh oh oh! – jingle