Yesterday I wasn't in the greatest state of mind. I had stressed myself out over two small things that really shouldn't have gotten to me that much, and I was practically miserable (plus a TV show I've been watching upset me as things are not turning out the way I want, but I digress). I even planned to go out after work and buy the new Reese's Pieces Krispy Kreme donut (I LOVE donuts and Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cups) to cheer myself up, then discovered that they aren't on sale until the 31st. A minor inconvenience, I know, but still - it was just not my day.
On the way home, Daniel suggested that we just drive around for a bit. I was not looking forward to the tasks that awaited me at home, so of course I jumped at the chance. I didn't care where we would go, I just didn't want to go home.
I figured we'd just go to this set of shops that we usually go to that has a lot of secondhand stores in it, as they are my favourite place to shop, but as soon as I saw the sign indicating that we were leaving our town, I realised that this was not what was happening.
Not wanting me to know where we were going, Daniel tried to just guess the way so he wouldn't have to Google it and get me to read out the directions, but soon he realised he had no idea where we were, so we pulled over and he entered the mystery address into our GPS - without me seeing - and we were on our way again. The whole way, I had no idea where we were going. The only clue he gave me was that I would be able to take some nice pictures, which would hopefully cheer me up.
After a short-ish drive, we passed the clown face at Luna Park and I realised where he was taking me. Daniel knows that, as much I don't like the ocean, sand or even swimming, I love the atmosphere of beaches. They are so beautiful and, especially at this time of the year, deserted. It was the perfect place to calm down and take my mind off things.
We found a place to park and walked around for a while. I took heaps of photos and we collected all some pretty sea shells. I drew our initials in the sand and we saw heaps of dogs running around, having the time of their lives. Soon enough the sun started to set and the sky went a gorgeous cotton candy pink colour. We also saw the Spirit of Tasmania, and how lit up it is at night time. Once the sun was gone, we headed home.
It was such a peaceful night, and such a lovely, caring thing of Daniel to do; whisking me away on a spontaneous adventure on a weekday. I love that after 3 years together, we're still just as content in each other's presence; and we're still surprising each other in the best of ways.
Until next time,