Summer Day Date Idea: Recreate Memories On A Local Road Trip

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Back before we had kids, Sinisa and I went on a lot of dates. A lack of money kept us from doing anything too expensive so we’d do things like walk around downtown, go star gazing, go to festivals and enjoy picnics at the park. Here we are at a local festival on one of our first dates back in 2007:

Looking back on our relationship, one of our favorite dates was a road trip to a campsite where we intended to camp for the evening. It turned out to be an even more memorable trip when we woke up to find ourselves, and everything inside our tent, soaked from rain and we ended up sleeping in Sinisa’s small sports car that night. We have learned that it’s not what we are doing, but who we are doing it with that matters. Sometimes the simplest things bring the best memories so I set out to recreate some of our favorite dates- road trips-  as we hopped in the car for a short road trip to a lake area in another town.

Want to plan your own day date full of memories? Here are some of my tips for planning a road trip day date:

1) Think back to your most memorable times as a couple and what you two enjoy the most and plan those into your road trip, whether it’s the spot of your first kiss or an activity you two love doing together. Some of my favorite dates have been sitting by the water just talking so that’s why I chose a park with a beautiful lake so we could sit and relax like the “good ‘ol days”.

2) Pack a picnic lunch and keep the menu simple. We love finger foods like cheese, crackers and salami along with some fresh fruit. It’s filling, doesn’t require silverware, and is easy to eat.

3) Make a road trip playlist. There is nothing worse than having to flip through radio stations while you are in the car so I like to have a playlist ready to go. Sinisa and I have different tastes in music (he likes country and old school rock and I like r&b and pop) so we find a mix of genres is best. You can even make a list of romantic songs that you both enjoy and make a playlist out of those. If you need some song inspiration for your road trip playlist, you can find it on the new Share a Coke and a Song Coca-Cola campaign cans because Coca-Cola has lyrics to popular songs right on the cans.

4) Bring a cooler full of drinks to enjoy as you travel and to drink once you arrive at your picnic spot. I bought a 28 pack of the Share a Coke cans at Sam’s Club and, not only did we drink them, but I incorporated the cans into our date by telling Sinisa how I feel about him using the lyrics on the cans. It would also be a fun idea to have each person pick out a can for their significant other and explain why they chose it and what the lyrics mean to them or pick out cans that tell your love story. Below is the story I told him as I handed him the corresponding cans. It was kind of sappy and corny but thankfully he likes things like that :)

You can find Share a Coke cans at your local Sam’s Club. We found ours on pallets near the kitchen products. You’ll want to look for ones that have the special Share a Coke and a Song Coca-Cola campaign packaging so you make sure to get the cans with the lyrics on them.

What tips do you have for planning a memorable day date?

 

Comments

  1. Awww this is super sweet and I’m glad you got a chance to sneak off–so important for reviving relationships! Looks like you had a great time, too!

  2. Yes! Enjoy a date day with your spouse….Love it

  3. This is a very nice idea. My husband and I need to do something like this. I love those savings on the Coke bottles.

  4. I love this! Day dates are so much fun, we have not been on one in a long time. Too long! This is a fun idea.

  5. It is so important to have dates with your spouse. Picnics are one of my favorites.

  6. Ann Bacciaglia says

    These Coke can sayings are so cute. They would be perfect for date night. I always find a walk along the beach romantic.

  7. Elizabeth Lampman says

    I love to get away on a short road trip. Date night is a great time to get away.

  8. gingermommyrants says

    Date night is vital for your relationship. It is a great way to stay connected to one another.

  9. These are such great ideas. I love to get away with my husband even if only for the day. Just spending that time together means so much.

  10. Aw, I love this idea. To recreate some memories we’d have to go back to Philly. Dates without the kids in super rare but nice when it happens.

  11. Amy Desrosiers says

    I love the fun sayings on these Coke cans! Looks like you had a fun picnic with some yummy snacks!

  12. Aw.. what a great idea. I think dates are so important, to reconnect, and be yourselves outside of parenting.
    And your picnic looks delicious!

  13. This is a really sweet idea.

  14. I love this post! I’m having the best time with the Diet Coke cans. I can’t help but sing every time I read one. Thanks for all the fun ideas for road trips.

  15. What cute sayings. I love Coke for doing this it makes drinking a soda fun.

  16. That snack platter looks really yummy. Dates aren’t always about what you do or where you go, but the people you do it with.

  17. I love going down memory lane and recreating old dates. Love the idea of creating a playlist – will have to do that next time.

  18. The best moments with your partner/spouse don’t have to involve spending a lot of money. A picnic at the park or a nice., leisurely walk on the beach or somewhere peaceful are some of my favorite things to do with my husband. :)

  19. What a fun idea! I find that creative outings are a lot more fun

  20. It is nice to go back down memory lane with the one you love. It is a great way to relive the memories that made the love grow and last.

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