Last weekend Eliot and I went on a date. We went ice skating and out to dinner. I planned the evening and I was sort of trying to recreate the night we got engaged. We were engaged over the Thanksgiving Holiday 7 years ago. Needless to say, my ice skating abilities have not approved over the last 7 years.
Here we are in Washington D.C. in November 2000. We went Ice Skating on the Mall (not to be confused with a shopping mall), with the Lincoln Memorial in view. The weather was freezing and Eliot ran all over the city to buy me a scarf, which I still have. We ice skated for awhile, it was my first time ice skating ever, and then Eliot took me to dinner at Occoquan Inn. A quaint little place serving fancy fare like duck and red snapper. It was delish! On our after dinner stroll Eliot popped the question and the rest is history.
Here we are 7 years later in Coronado, California, November 2007. We went ice skating at the Hotel Del which is a famous hotel right on the beach of the Pacific Ocean. The weather was chilly (for Southern California), but after a few minutes of ice skating we were ready to shed our winter coats and scarves. We could see the Pacific Ocean from the rink and hear the ocean waves. After ice skating, we dined at the Coronado Boathouse. Another quaint place with fancy food. It was fun to remember our engagement and relive it a little. Maybe in another 7 years we will try ice skating again.