A Secret Date

Adventures, Relationships

We all know I’m a major planner.

I have Outlook, iCal and a paper planner to manage my life. I don’t necessarily freak out if the schedule doesn’t go as planned, but I like to have the schedule just in case. If it’s Tuesday, I want to know what I’ll be doing Friday night.
cracked tree
All in all, no one will ever accuse me of being spontaneous. So when J told me early in the week to, “keep your Sunday open,” it was basically the most romantic way to plan a spontaneous secret date for me.
hiking
All week I tried to trick him into telling me where we were going or what we were doing, with very little success. I’m basically 0 level sneaky. He never fell for it.

So on Sunday morning I was sitting on my couch in my PJs watching the news when I got a text about what to wear and when to meet him at his house. (workout pants, a light sweater, a bottle of water, sneakers but not my new gym ones)
adventurer
Along the way we stopped at a corner market for some snacks and I had to sort of blindly guess how many snacks to buy because I was still not given any clues (although I kinda assumed we’d be hiking by this point). Clearly, I grabbed more coffee and some ruffles.

Finally, maybe an hour or so in the car, we arrived at a trail head near Mt. Rainier, and off we went. It was GORGEOUS. I know I’ve lived in Washington for 2.5 years now, but I’m still not used to the huge trees, growing green things, water turning up everywhere and stunning views.
View from Glacier View
A viewpoint along the way made me feel like we were on the top of the world, and a frozen lakebed (we didn’t test HOW frozen, and mostly went around it) provided enough little birds hopping around to feel like sleeping beauty. A sign told me we were at Glacier View Forest.
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It took a couple hours to go around and we made it back to his house in time to catch the Elite Eight Gonzaga Game. In the end, the perfect day had a rough moment where I cried over losing before making it to the Final Four, but a secret date, semi-planned and managed in time to watch GU?

It was perfect.

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    Breenah A
    April 23, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Gorgeous views! Love that he surprised you :)

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      Brittany
      July 21, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Aren’t they stunning :). I love it too. I was so surprised!

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    Rachael
    April 23, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    How fun is that! What an awesome date day! Hiking rocks :)

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      Brittany
      July 21, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      I’m so surprised that hiking is fun. When I tried it in the past (in the Nevada desert) it was AWFUL.

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    chelsea jacobs
    April 24, 2015 at 8:56 am

    So gorgeous! I love surprises!

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      Brittany
      July 21, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      Surprises make me nervous, haha. I think it’s a control thing. But this was totally fun!

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