By now, you probably know about my love for bike dates. The manfriend and I have always loved a good bike adventure paired with good food and/or beverage and I'm so happy that hasn't been lost forever. Yes, there is hope for life after baby (with the help of a grandparent or babysitter)!
Last Friday, my mom came down to watch the little man while we headed out for what I believe was our second date since Henry was born.
Downtown Eugene is only a few miles from our house, but just enough that it makes the journey exciting and I can poke fun at the manfriend, sing random songs, or say silly things. -->There's something about being on a bike that just makes me act like a kid.
Our plan was to head to the Whiteaker neighborhood for beer and then move on to ice cream so we would have a few different stops rather than going out to dinner and coming right home. So, we had a quick dinner at home and then hopped on the bikes and headed straight for Ninkasi. I had the Dawn of the Red and he had the Quantum Pale.
As usual, we bumped into a few friends (Eugene is small like that), had some good conversation and tasty beer, and jumped back on the bikes with our sights set on Red Wagon Creamery.
If you ever visit Eugene, you should definitely check out Red Wagon. They use high quality, locally sourced products and the flavors do not disappoint. After tasting their specials, I opted to go with the Pumpkin King, which just so happened to have Ninkasi's Pumpkin Sleigh'r Ale in it + a pumpkin butter swirl. Yuuuum.
Because the manfriend likes his beer (and I like him), we popped next door to the First National Taphouse so he could have one more beer before we hit the road for home. I sipped on water thanks to my lightweight status. ;)
And then we got back on the bikes and headed home to this little fellow.
Thanks, mom for watching Henry so we could have a fun little date night! It was a good reminder that making dates (and plenty of laughter) a priority is important, even when raising a wee one.
P.S. How funny does he look in these tight little jammies sitting in the bumbo chair? He is currently wearing 9 month PJ's because he's so long!