Life has been busy, busy, busy around here and this past weekend was just what we needed to slow down and relax a bit.
On Saturday Todd and I had the rare and elusive "date night". And man, it was a good one.
We started out with dinner. On the drive to Green Bay I was checking for restaurants on Todd's phone. We had planned on going to Olive Garden but I was really hoping to find a non-chain restaurant. We have so many great restaurants in our city that people don't know about so I wanted to find something like that in Green Bay. Of course, I knew there were plenty around I just needed to find them. And boy, did I ever find a good one!
If you live in the Green Bay area and haven't gone to Kaleidoscope you need to get there ASAP. It is a swanky lounge type of restaurant and immediately made me think of the movie Swingers. The service was top notch. The owner, Kathy, made our experience unforgetable. Kathy is a total foodie and delighted in bringing dishes out from the kitchen for us to try at the bar as we were having some drinks. And our entrees. Oh. My. Word. I had a spice encrusted scallop and Todd had a parmesan crusted steak. AMAZING. It was a fabulous dinner with great drinks, a chill atmosphere, and great people. A wonderful way to start out the night. It made me feel so much cooler than I actually am. See?
This is me lounging.
After dinner we were off to see a show. We were able to snag some prime seats to one of our very favorite comedians. Jim Gaffigan, baby!
It was such a hilarious show. I can't tell you how good it feels to laugh for almost two hours straight. What a great night.
Needless to say, we were out late that night. But that didn't stop us from enjoying the next day as well. After church we took the kids out to our local (small) airport where the planes were practicing their drills for the big EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh. Since Joey (and then by default, Tommy and Ben) is obsessed with airplanes we thought it would be fun to watch the planes take off and do stunts right above us.
The fun doesn't stop around here. Soon we will be leaving to take the kids to Chicago. We are planning on visiting the Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, take a tour on the ONLY German submarine in the US, and maybe to a riverboat tour and eat at the Rainforest Cafe. We are talking FUN, people. And then after that it is back up north to the cabin. Whew! I may need another rejuvenating date night when all is said and done.
It looks like this summer is shaping up to be a great one!