Take Your Marriage Outside this Summer

Tom & I & Flag 2011Last week, in a rare moment of spontaneity, I texted my husband and invited him to go to the Chicago Botanic Garden for one of their summer weekly live music concerts.  I gathered up what we would have had for dinner at home and off we went.

Never one just to do something once, I announced we were going to find something fun to do outside every week.  I know if I plan it, he will come so I am working on our “Summer 2013 Bucket List.”

So many options but here are some themes to get you started:

Try something NEW like a neighborhood festival, concert venue or Farmer’s Market you haven’t visited before.  I saw in the Trib something about a “moon rise” this weekend so we might check it out.

Return to something OLD you enjoyed in the early years of your relationship.  We have been riding bikes together since college days and still love to hit the trail together even though he is a much faster biker.

Do something OFTEN like eat dinner outside.  You don’t have to have a back yard, a local park will do just fine.  Think of all those movie couples who eat out of deli-bags on Central Park benches.  It’s fun to discover a new-to-you restaurant with tables outside.

Get out-of-town at least ONCE.  Road trips across the country or across a couple of hours will re-shape perspective on just about everything.  We took our first one in the 70’s and are having fun planning one for next month.

What’s on your list?

Sunset at CBGChicago Botanic Garden at Sunset

Hope for the best,

Tish

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2 Responses to “Take Your Marriage Outside this Summer”


  1. 1 Judy W June 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    great suggestions! Awesome picture too!


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