Pack up your laptop and favorite romantic DVD. Get out to a quiet spot, then cuddle up and watch the movie. - Dates on a Dime
Last Thursday, we loaded the Subaru with camping chairs, sandwiches, all the random snacks we could find in the pantry, grabbed a movie and my laptop and headed to a near-by park. We greatly enjoyed ourselves and also learned some valuable lessons:
1) Comfy camping chairs are a must - we had the ones with cup holders and could lean back to enjoy the movie.
2) Next time, wait to watch a movie until after sunset. The setting sun is quite low and bright (apparently) and a bit of a hindrance to clearly viewing a movie. (There is the reason why drive-ins are only open after dark.)
3) Public parks are an awkward place to watch an R-rated movie. Perhaps the thriller The Constant Gardener wasn't the best choice. Should have gone with the book-recommended "romantic movie." (Note: There is a theme of deeply devoted love that drives the plot of this movie, so I submit that it still counts as a romantic movie.)
This date cost a grand total of $0.00 - the movie was borrowed from a friend and the snacks/food were all things we already had in the fridge. It was the perfect time of year to enjoy the outdoors (before we Arizonians go into Summer Hibernation). I highly recommend this date!