Sunday, September 28, 2008

Date night


Matt took me on a special date Wednesday night. We have owned mountain bikes for years and have always loved to use them but it hasn't been until recently that Matt has started to really go mountain biking, and loves totally being out in nature that he wanted to share it with me. There is a big difference between my favorite paved path that goes along the river up the canyon to actually going off the road on some rugged mountain trail. Matt's friend took him on the Bonneville Shoreline trail early one morning and Matt could not get over how amazing it was with the sun coming up and being able to see over the whole valley so that is where my first experience with mountain biking begins. It's great because we can just ride from our home. The only problem was Matt couldn't really remember where the trail began. We turned where he thought it was and it was a nightmare. I could not ride my bike at all. There was this four inch thick dust that my tires just spun in and huge rocks and ditches everywhere. I felt bad that I couldn't do it and that I was ruining our date. But at the same time a little upset. I remember saying several times-Matt, why would you bring me here on my first time? is there a better place for beginners? But things took a turn for the best once we hit the real trail. Yes, it still has dust and rock, bumps and ditches but in a manageable bike riding way. We had a lovely time. The temp was perfect, the sun was setting so everything was just amazing. I did scream and yell a few times because I really thought I was going to flip over my handlebars going down some little but very steep hills. We came out at the Y trail and then took that picture and speed home because it was dark. We had such a great time and I can't wait to do it again, but I want to start on the right trail this time. Love you honey, thanks for the amazing date.

11 comments:

heather said...

so cute and wonderful, you both look refreshed and happy and soul-clean. the way nature can make you look. that is a nice adventure, i always wonder why i got darin a mountain bike rather than a road bike but i know he got to take one of the Wrap kids out on some dirt bike paths and they had a great time. i will have to try it sometime, i remember jumping dirt ramp things as a kid in citrus heights over by the creek. do you remember that mattie?

Sarah said...

What a fun date--and the view in the picture is gorgeous.

Heather said...

love your date idea - What a darling husband
glad you are sticking around

Becky said...

You are a brave girl. I keep telling Danny to take me, and I'm pretty sure he would do the same thing as Matt did.

smithfamily85 said...

I'm so jealous! William just sold his bike to put the money toward, what else, his PS3. Yeah, so that's how we spend our date nights. You two are the cutest couple, sorry to everyone else.

Glory Watts said...

How fun!! I haven't been mountain biking in FOREVER,not since Grant was a baby. Doesn't look like I'll be doing it anytime soon either. Good for Matt for planning such a fun and unique date.

Jeff and Sheila Capell said...

What a freakin HOT WIFE! Matt, I hope you know how lucky you are that your wife is so amazing!!! GREAT job on the date (dinner and a movie gets old fast huh?) I love doing fun new things and this looks like it is def. one to repeat!! I love you guys! (PS Ben and Whitney Lichty just moved in to my ward in Sacto!! Small world!)

Josh said...

I love the Shoreline trail. That is the main reason I love living in the area we do. If you guys head up there and need a tour guide I would be more than happy too!

The Reyes said...

How fun! That sounds awesome! I love dates like that! I love going bike riding in this night weather that we've been having. It is great!

Maria said...

glad you guys got out! You are a trooper! We really need to do something sometime! Good luck with the peach galette. I promise it is easy!

Bennett Rossell said...

That's what I'm talking about. Well done, Matt. I like, "but in a manageable bike riding way". Amy, you rock.