Price: Free- borrow friend's horses
Jacob planned well to ensure I had no idea what was going on this evening. He wanted it to be a surprise. He did tell me to plan on dinner at home or fast food, and I of course said let's go dinner at home! How can you go wrong with summer salad, fresh mango, and some Jamaican jerk marinade on chicken?
He told me to wear jeans and closed toed shoes. We drove to a neighborhood not far from our house and parked near a barn. I was so excited when he told me we would be horseback riding. The thing is, this is usual a really expensive date- but it really doesn't have to be! There are always Groupons for horseback trips, you can call and ask ranches for 2 for 1 specials, or you can do what Jacob did and just find someone you go to church with who owns horses. Our friends the Phelps claim their horses get very little exercise because they don't have time to ride them like they should. They were more than happy to loan us theirs for the evening. Seriously, don't be shy, ask that neighbor/uncle/family friend- most people are more than happy to let you have a romantic ride off into the sunset together.
The weather was perfect, the trail was a lot of fun, and we really enjoyed just being together outside for the hour stroll we took.
We ended the date with some of the greatest stuff on Earth: Golden Spoon