What is it about marriage that makes people stop dating? It is as if there is an unwritten rule somewhere that says, "Going out and having fun is only for pre-marriage." That sounds pretty backwards. Marriage should give you even more of a reason to go out and experience things together. You've made a commitment to be together, so why not have fun in the process? One reason people love the dating part of a relationship is because of all the fun experiences you have together. There is no reason to leave this at the altar. Following is a list of fun places to visit with your babe. (Did I mention many of them are free?)
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art- (FREE) I'm starting with an oldie, but a goody. Everyone in Kansas City knows about this museum, but how many of us actually go? (If you're a teacher, taking your 5th graders doesn't count. I'm talking about going with a spouse.) Some people think museums are boring, but that's only true if you are boring. There are tons of ways to make museums fun. For example, compare the art to people you know. You're guaranteed to get a laugh!
- The City Market- (FREE) Now that the weather is warming up, why not soak up some Vitamin D at the City Market? It is one of the largest city markets in the region. It is full of healthy and international foods, as well as cute, quirky gifts and trinkets.
- Crossroads Arts District- (FREE) Indulge your artsy fartsy side by taking a trip to the Crossroads. It's a one-stop-shop for boutiques, unique restaurants, art studios and other creative businesses.
- Cave Spring Interpretive Center- ($2) Go green by visiting this 36-acre nature park. Walk the trails, have a picnic, or rent it for a formal occasion. If you want to make your date more of a workout, go hiking!
- Kansas City Zoo- ($10.50) I know the "zoo date" has become a cliché, but it can still be fun if you just loosen up and let your inner child go free. There is the train, an indoor rainforest, the polar bear habitat, the Australian Outback and much more. If you want to change it up, try sending your boo on a zoo scavenger hunt. Make a list of cute clues (like "I'm a small animal you often see. If you could fly, you'd see what I see." The answer would be "birds") and guide them through the zoo. If they get them all right at the end, give them a prize.
Sending beautiful energy your way,
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