I hope all of you are having a great day so far. My Starbucks app is still currently down but I am hoping to have a cup of coffee in hand in a few hours!
I think this weekend was one of the shortest I have had lately but it was a very full weekend! On Saturday, I spent some time cleaning and sorting through some paperwork on my desk that has been piling up. After that Damiean and I ventured out for lunch and wound up driving around for a little while just enjoying each others company. We are planning a trip in 2 weeks up to Flagstaff so we were looking over hotels and I was brainstorming packing since it will be quite a bit colder up there and we will be outside for a majority of Saturday while we are there.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that most of Sunday morning was spent on the treadmill running my 13 mile long run! It felt good but my hips are feeling it today!
Since one of the reasons Damiean and I are heading up north in a few weeks is to celebrate our 3 1/2 year anniversary (not that he would admit that is what we are doing) I thought I would share with you today some of my favorite date night or day date ideas for October. Some of these ideas are good all year long while others, at least in Arizona, are October specific.
- The Arizona State Fair
Every year in October, the Arizona State Fair rolls into town. While I have not yet gone this year, Damiean and I do try to get there each year. While it can be pricey, there are often times you can find deals regarding bringing canned food or after a certain time of day.
One of Damiean’s favorite times to go is on days where you can get the fair’s version of the “Fast Pass” and skip the lines. While it is nice to not have to wait in line, I am not a huge fan of a majority of fair rides so my options are somewhat limited. Aside from the food, one of the best things about the fair is being able to just spend time with your sweetie and walk through the exhibits.
2. Haunted House
I will preface this by saying that I am a fraidy cat! I do not like knowing things are hiding up ahead of me ready to jump out and scare me. However, each year we go to at least one Haunted House and I pretend to be the tiniest bit brave. The one thing that makes it more fun for Damiean is making me go first, which I hate! But I will admit after it is all said and done I had fun.
3. Pumpkin Carving
During the month of October, I love getting ready for Halloween. Therefore, one of my favorite dates is the pumpkin patch or simply heading to the grocery store to pick up pumpkins to carve at home. One of my favorite things to do while carving pumpkins is turn on Hocus Pocus in the back ground and just enjoy feeling like a kid again.
4. The Zoo
Since the weather is finally cooling down in October, it is always nice to finally be able to go outside and enjoy each other’s company. The zoo is great because you can wander around and explore together. A few of my favorite zoo’s in Arizona are- The Phoenix Zoo, The Wildlife World Zoo and the Heritage Park Zoological Society (Prescott). If you haven’t visited the Heritage Park location yet, I would highly recommend it! Damiean and I went up there to zipline and had a ton of fun.
5. Head Up North
This time of year it is always wonderful to not only get away but also explore Arizona in cooler temperatures. Damiean and I love venturing up to Sedona, Prescott and the surrounding areas for a quick get away on the weekends. It is nice during October because the leaves are changing and the temperatures are quickly dropping.
One additional idea is to just go out for coffee. Sometimes, it is easy to forget that the simple things are sometimes the best things in life. It is so easy to get disconnected and out of sync when life is crazy so I would highly recommend just sitting down, grabbing a cup of coffee and talking to each other.
What is your favorite date you’ve been on?