Where shall we go? Sushi, hamburger, pasta? Anybody want to join us and maybe propose a meeting spot? Kid friendly, naturally.
Daddy - Daughter date night!(23 posts)
I'm thinking Jolly Roger Tap Room.
That's very cute that you're going on a daddy-daughter date night.
I went on a daddy daughter date 41 years ago and I remember every detail. In fact it was my first "real" date.
My dad and mom were separated for a short period and he called and asked me on a date.
He came to the front door and rang the bell (no one ever used the front door except strangers)
I started to come out of my room and Mom came up the hall and whispered for me to go back in and wait.
"But I'm ready"
"I know, honey, but a girl is supposed to make a man wait a few minutes".
I heard her answer the door and make him a drink and they talked for a bit in the living room while I sat on the end of my bed clicking my feet together. I was 12.
Then I heard my mom say.
"Let me go check to see if she's ready"
She came to my room
She had the sweetest smile on her face.
My dad gave me a kiss on the cheek and presented me with a wrist corsage. He looked so handsome in his suit. He helped me on with my coat and off we went in the T-bird (My dad had a baby blue Thunderbird convertible that he kept together with spit and string.)
He took me to Merryman's. It was the fanciest restaurant around. It overlooked the ocean from a high bluff in a little town called Trinidad in Northern California.
I can count on two fingers the times I went to fancy restaurants as a kid and this was one. We didn't have a lot of money.
It was wonderful and romantic and he ordered me a "real" drink. A Pink Lady (my grandmother used to make them and he knew I liked them). First he had to tell the guy that I was underage (I looked a lot older) and how to make it -minus the gin. Wow, I really do remember everything.
The funniest thing was that a table of old ladies kept giving us nasty looks. We finally realized that they thought we were on a real date. Even if I looked older my dad was about 50 so the age gap apparently shocked their sensibilities.
My dad said "What a bunch of nosy biddies, lets give them a show"
He changed chairs so he was right next to me instead of across the table, put his arm around me and started whispering in my ear "this'll get 'em" and then started saying really funny things followed by "now don't laugh"
It took all my self control.
He was right, it got 'em. They stood up and stormed out with eyes drilling holes in my dad.
We laughed so hard my pink lady 'bout came out my nose.
I still have that wrist corsage put away in a box with my other treasures.
Sorry, what was the question :)
I am taking mine to the great wheel tonight.. We did the daylight observation and the skyline would be a nice time at night.
PS checked it out and Crab Pot on the pier has a nice kids menu.
LIA, that was beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Hey Buff, we wound up at the JR Tap Room playing Uno! You'll love the Great Wheel. We went there with Grandpa a couple months ago. How old is little Buffette?
How old is your girl Corvus? Was the JR fun? Did she kick your behind?
Thanks Bio. He was a pretty cool guy.
She is 8. She is an Uno master and she kicked my but. The tap room is good but I like the older smaller room. This one is less intimate and cozy and lacks ambiance. I also think the food is over priced.
I'm confused- when you say the tap room is good but you like the older smaller room do you mean in another place or in the JR?
I like the old JR tap room.
Oh, Where would you recomend someone go to play games?
She just turned 6 this week. We had a great time at the wheel but did Ivar's instead of Crab Pot do to the wait. The workers at the wheel sang happy birthday to her as well as about 6 others I heard. Methinks dinner and the wheel is a common birthday idea.
The great wheel and dinner sounds like an awesome date for grown-ups too. Must do that soon.
LIA, that was such a sweet, poignant story.
:) thank you, nice memory.
Just goes to show you, corvus, that someday your daughter will be talking about how her dad used to take her out to play games.
Did you catch Jamie Foxx on the Academy Awards last night with his 19-year old daughter. At first I thought, wow, he's with a young hottie, but then he introduced her to the interviewer. She's a real beauty and you could tell she was having a great time with her dad.
In high school, when my sister was away at college and when my Mom had her stich-n-bitch nights with her friends, Dad and I would venture off for some bonding.
Our bonding involved eating hot dogs, playing pinball and hitting the nearby record store.
Those were awesome evenings. I kinda miss it now that I'm all grown up...
Sweet. Dad memories are great. He was the one that helped me work on my swimming every summer. I'd jump off the edge and he'd catch me, cause I was only around 4 and didn't want to go in over my head. So my dad would catch me and swim around the pool with me.
CR (totally NBR or even non-thread related) have you ever sent Zappos that picture? They would love it I'm sure!!
Teigyr, I haven't, but good idea! I should do that.
When my nephew was barely 4 he took me to a neighborhood restaurant for my birthday. I went to pick him up and he looked so cute in his khakis, izod (not iPod, stupid computer!) shirt and hair slicked over. He motioned me to bend down and whispered "I have my Daddy's perfume on, can you smell it?" We went to eat and both of us had his favorite, pasta ailioli and little trees (broccoli). The waitress was surprised when I told her to give him the check, but he was so proud!
I remembered this when I first read this thread, and called him yesterday. He does remember, and has told his wife the story (he now has 2 little boys).
I love these daddy daughter stories and SA yours is so lovely. How sweet that he remembers and told his wife. Those are the times you really know you have made a difference in a kids life.
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