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Project 52 Hits the street

I found out on Wednesday that Hannah was going to have a shut out at church on Friday.  The parents were being shut out and sent away for three hours!  6-9, that, my dears, is prime dating time.  We couldn't really decide what we were going to do with ourselves until after we dropped her off.  This is what we did do...

We had dinner at Buca di Beppo.  Our rehearsal dinner for our wedding was there and we try to go for our anniversary.  I had a wonderful interchange with the waitress about exactly what they don't serve for drinks by her systematically denying my choices until all that was left was water. The meal was delicious and believe it or not it was the first time we had ever been there and it took less than an hour for us to get our food.  Normally things take longer at Buca, it's part of the charm. 

We walked out of the restaurant with tons of time left.  We went to Barnes and Noble and looked around.  I searched for a book that was supposedly there in stock and no where to be found.  We looked through the Northeast travel books, hoping to find one that would fit our trip this summer, no luck.

Then we went to Panera's and split a dessert and had some coffee.  After that we ducked in to Busch's and I got a few bags for the vacuum cleaner, which I have sorely needed for some time now. 

Hannah was ready to go when we showed up fifteen minutes early.  It was a good date.  I'm glad that I got the surprise of being able to go out with Joel.  He's such a sweetheart!

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  1. What a perfect opportunity to go on a date...wish that would happen more often.

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  2. It sounds like a fun date, no interuptions. I remember when my kids were smaller, when we'd go out to eat, I ate so fast that I wouldn't even taste my food. I ate fast because the kiddies needed attention. Thank goodness they are grown, ages 10 and 7 and now I can enjoy my meals at restaurants. Too bad they didn't have the book you were looking for.

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  3. don't you just love going out? we also love to browse the bookstores. thanks for sharing!
    tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}

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  4. Oh - unexpected childfree time - what a treat!

    You managed to squeeze lots in xo

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