I wanted to surprise my sweetheart with a romantic change of pace. One warm, sunny Sunday morning, I called her and asked if she would like to go for a nice drive. Then, ahead of time, I took an old fashioned woven wicker picnic basket, packed it with our favorite foods and a bottle of wine, along with a romantic card, book of love poems, and a handful of fresh-cut fragrant ivory roses (her favorite). I hid the basket away in the trunk with a blanket.
I picked her up, and we drove into the rural countryside, following an old rustic road. It was really beautiful scenery and a wonderful change of pace from the hectic work week. I brought along CD’s I had chosen of her favorite music. Then, as we passed a farmer’s wheat field, I simply pulled
the car off the road without explaining why, and parked well off-road. To her complete surprise, I opened the trunk and grabbed the basket and blanket, inviting her to walk with me 40 feet off the road into the waist-high field. And there, in the waving tall wheat, we spread the blanket and had an intimate, romantic meal, talking about everything and nothing. And for a little while, the rest of the world was light-years away.
I loved it because the whole day centered on her. It was was as refreshing as any fancy travel agency vacation — and more romantic — because ever since we first met I had been interested to learn her favorite things, foods, flowers, wine, and music. And no airline to lose our bags.
Over 100,000,000 copies in circulation already, download your free copy now.
Copyright 1996-2019 TheRomantic.com