It is not often that Elisa and I are able to get away from the house without some form of a child in tow. Working in a group home for teenagers but also having two children of our own, there is always someone around. However, this is not a bad thing. We have become accustomed to having little private time and will probably not know what to do with ourselves some day when it is just the two of us.
With that said, you have to take advantage of those little windows of privacy to get out and do something fun. A marriage only stays strong when you put time into each other. Granted, Elisa planned this date night but we needed a night alone. Last night was one of those nights.
We’ve been in the Lynchburg area since April (and have been pretty busy since arriving) but most of the places that we have experienced revolved around where the kids would want to eat. We tried out a new place last night called Harbor Inn. This is a seafood restaurant over on Old Forest Road that we had been wanting to try for quite a while now and it did not disappoint. Harbor Inn is a locally owned place that has been around for nearly 30 years. Along with excellent food, they also have an arcade area and cater to families seeking birthday party locations. The place was definitely family friendly as there were many families in there eating while we were there. Elisa ordered Salmon and I bought this masterpiece.
Somewhere beneath that pile of fish, crab, shrimp, clam strips, hush puppies and fries is a plate.
We spent about an hour at Harbor Inn before moving on to our second destination.
We followed dinner up with a trip to the White Hart Cafe. If you want to get a mental picture of what this place was like think….. old building….. college students….hipsters….. Okay, you probably have a pretty good idea of what was going on here. I’m not trying to paint a negative picture, though. I loved it. The people working there were super friendly and the atmosphere was very low-key and comfortable.
The mission’s statement on their website states, ” At The White Hart Cafe, we follow a couple of very simple rules. Our goal is to provide a quality product at a reasonable price, inside a clean environment, with a smile. We understand that we impact more than just what happens within our four walls. We strive to be good neighbors and examples of what a socially conscious business should look like. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day.”
Elisa got some sort of tea (I don’t remember) and I got a white hot chocolate. We settled down into a corner table with our drinks and an hour of financial planning for the next year. What else would we do with a date night? We’re responsible adults.
So, date night completed. I thought I had better take the night to let all that seafood and chocolate settle before I started typing. What a fun time? I got to spend the evening with the most perfect female that God has ever created. Can’t beat that.
Let me know what you think. Do you have any favorite dives like this that you eat at frequently? What does your date night look like?