Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Date Night #5: Skating, trains and burgers

Ok, so date night #1, #2 and #3 were documented, but #4 wasn't. Just to stick with continuity, I'll clue you in on what that was all about. Mid-November, we took advantage of a free night in a hotel room on the beautiful country club plaza that was a perk of Jimmy's work upon his one year anniversary that was in July. Right after work on a Friday, we hurried to Nara (delicious sushi!!) and then to the American Heartland Theater, that is actually in Crown Center to see Plaid Tidings. As a trend with our musical visits, I fell asleep, but I guess that's just how it goes. It was fun and we now know what the majority of the 70+ population of KC does on Friday nights:) We had to get up really early the next morning because Jimmy had to go to the KU game (great planning, as always!) so we didn't get to enjoy the hotel that much, but oh well.

Anyways, onto date #5. Working daily with the Crown Center ice rink and Christmas tree/decor right out my window, I immediately knew what my surprise date was going to be. But first, we had to do dinner. And I wanted to go some place cheap but fun. And with a middle school choir singing.



Haha, ok that really wasn't a qualification, but so funny that there were all these choirs down there on a Friday night singing! Especially fun because that is what we did in 7th and 8th grade choir. Remember, Molly? :)

But really, we went to Fritz's! The super popular train place that is in Crown Center that is always packed with kids and their parents during lunch, so I have never been to this one! And Jimmy, I knew, would love it!


After waiting in line even on a Friday night, with several kids and parents...we got a table and I ordered for us. By using the phone!! So cool!


So apparently Fritz's wasn't always a "train" place like it is now. It was opened right after WWII by a couple and business was struggling and they were looking for a way to differentiate themselves from the competition, so the owner developed this system in his basement to deliver the food on a conveyor belt of sorts...right to the customer's table. After it was installed, apparently customers thought that it looked like a train- and so it began. Such a neat story! And I love the Christmas decorations on the trains! Check out the website for more info!


Jimmy loved the atmosphere as well. In his zip up.


And there it is! The train of sorts delivering our food! Awesome- we sat there guessing which one was ours because we were hungry!


So after stuffing ourselves with burgers, fries and onion rings, we were off to the next part of our date, which was....well you will see. But this was the next site that we saw. So so so pretty! The mayor's Christmas tree, which is courtesy of Crown Center aka Hallmark.


Welp, you guessed it. The date was ice skating! Even though Jimmy didn't wear a coat, luckily it was a gorgeous 55 degrees outside, so we were good to go. There were lots of people out as well because it was the last decent weather night in KC!


Here we are in front of the ice rink- ready to get started!


"It's like roller skating, but on ice"...quote of the evening. As well as Jimmy repeatedly saying "I'm going to get FLASH BOMBED" and reaching out for my hand while people flew past him n the ice.


After we were done (several videos later....check those out HERE (Jimmy skating - my favorite of his video was the kid that smacked his girlfriend in the mouth at the very start) and HERE Brittany skating)), I made Jimmy take cheesy pictures in front of the pretty Christmas tree!! He did not like that, but I didn't care one bit!



So another successful date night under our belts and very much in the holiday spirit! It was so fun and the perfect weather to be out ice skating before the crazy crazy cold hit Kansas City!


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