Post # 17
We love to do outdoor stuff: hiking, mountain biking, backcountry skiing – the nonmotorized hobbies. Once a winter we make a backcountry igloo and sleep in it (he could do it every weekend, but I promised once a winter LOL). We like to do yurt trips too.
We have a couple sports that neither of us did until we met each other. He rock climbs, and I have started. I love the water and rafting/canoeing, he can’t even swim. The second time he was ever in a canoe, was at the start of our 5 day canoe/camping trip through the Utah desert (my avatar is from that trip). It was awesome! We’ve had more water advenurtes since. I’m going to do a big climb this summer.
So I guess we like to share experiences, nature, try new things together.
I think we’ve only been to the movies TWICE as a date night. LOL
We like to work on our house and yard and make it nice.
We also have taken dance lessons before – swing dance, salsa dance. Not enough to remember anything, but it’s fun!
Also play with our dog. She and I were a package deal and thankfully he loves dogs!
Post # 18
@sienna76: How scary is water rafting? There is a place near by (where we hike at) that you can water raft! We would love to try it. (Sorry to thread jack!)
Post # 19
We like to go on walks- generally around the mall but that gets boring/ crowded but we have a nice area nearby with a big fountain and stuff but there are bugs in the spring D: and sometimes we drive around but gas is expensive. But he has a really busy schedule so we generally only get an hour or two at a time together, except on the occasional weekend.
I’m kinda in the same boat- he likes video games and Magic The Gathering and it doesn’t hold my interest for too long and he doesn’t like crafting like I do and I’m a little controlling when cooking/ baking so that only works for us sometimes lol
Post # 20
Jog, go for walks, watch movies and television. I am waiting for him to finish his last board exams so we can start fishing together. I definitely want to take up that hobby!
Going for walks is definitely our thing more than any other activity though. It started as a way to get more privacy in a full house during summer nights and now became a way we deal with stress and just catch up on things.
Another thing we do, but it involves other couples is play games! Mafia, dumbass, charades, and pictionary are our faves
Post # 21
Thanks for the ideas everyone! It is good to hear that more people play board games than I would have expected. This is one idea that we had and would both enjoy. We also discused fixing up our bikes and taking rides when the weather is nice.
@iheartnerds: the games sound fun!
@BlondeMissMolly: haha, we have an office room that is a complete mess right now, if only I could get him to help me…
@Jamie42003: I love the mini vacations thing! That sounds fun!
Post # 22
My SO and I do a lot of things together, but unfortunately we only usually see each other on Saturday nights. We live in different City’s so we don’t have a lo of quantity time, but we do have a lot of quality time together. We have another couple that we double date with a lot. We do a lot of dinners, movies, we goto the amusement park, play video games together. We’ve gone to a million concerts both across Canada and in the States as well, and we’ve gone to Mexico, Cuba, Chicago, New York, Vegas and Arizona together.
Post # 23
@auggiefrog: I thinking fixing up your bikes together & riding them sounds lovely! It could be something you two do together, alone to just talk, catch up about the day & destress as a PP mentioned doing during walks. Sort of a “Us” thing. 🙂
Also board games really are fun! lol
Post # 24
@auggiefrog Yeah it’s fun. We just pick a tourist spot and go for it!
Post # 25
@auggiefrog: We both like to go to concerts.
Post # 26
We go out to the bar to see my friends DJ or to drink or to dance or all 3, or (if we ever have money) to big edm events in the area, we take a LOT of road trips, we like to daydream about our future 10 years or so down the road where we’ll live what we’ll be doing our house and such- this usually involves hours of just talking and laughing together. We read books while sitting next to each other (not as strange as it sounds) he usually will hold my hand out of nowhere or rub my leg… it’s kind of cute. We go on bike rides and tons of walks, we go down to the lake, we do day trips to NYC- the beach or slightly more loccal places like Gettysburg for a hike. We play mini golf since it’s cheap and close to home, we go to the flea market, we go to the movies, we go to Walmart and look around at everything (this is usually when were bored). We sometimes take a drive to look for houses for sale nearby and see which one we like the best (also just a bored thing we do). We go to Hershey Park or Chocolate World depending on the time of year. We go to the book store and get coffee and read magazines. We get pizza and take it to the park and look out over the river (on Fridays all summer long they have fireworks for 20 minutes). We also go grocery shopping together lol. We love to do these things with my son too =)
Post # 28
We go on lots of hikes!!
Also we play card games like Crib and Gin
Post # 29
We like to do a lot of spontaneous things. Once, we drove to the Orlando airport just to people watch…mind you the airport is about an hour and a half away from us! We also like to do a lot of window shopping and hit up the gym about 3 times a week together. When we have the money, we also love to go to theme parks 🙂
Post # 30
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: “How scary is water rafting? There is a place near by (where we hike at) that you can water raft! We would love to try it. (Sorry to thread jack!)”
I took my 55 year old mother (at the time) white water rafting in Jackson Hole a few summers ago down the Snake River. She had never been before. The rapids were II-III and she was pretty anxious. This is a woman who doesn’t get out much, pretty sheltered. She thinks I’m a wild child and leads a daredevil life (so not true!).
She thought rafting was a blast and was ready to do it again as soon as we got to the take out!
I don’t find white water rafting scary at all. It’s kind of like an adrenaline rush especially if I’m doing all the rowing.
Usually rafting is either in a paddle raft (where all the participants row, but the leader does the steering) or in an oar-rigged raft (where the leader only rows and you just sit for a ride).
Post # 31
Volunteering is a great thing to do as a couple!
Fiance and I volunteered on a trip to Jackson Hole (3 days) that took participants with various disabilities out dog sledding and snow shoeing. They provided food and cabins.
It was mentally hard work because Fiance and I really don’t have to think of anyone else other than ourselves, but this trip was all about the participants. Putting on boots, taking off boots, helping people walk through the snowy path. It was a very rewarding experience and some of those people were just hilarious. We laughed a lot!