Monday, October 18, 2010

Date Night-Margartaville Bound

It all started three years ago when our Dear Husbands planned a weekend getaway for my Soul Sister and I.   We all enjoyed the surprise (to us), weekend in Astoria, visiting shops, dinners out, a visit to a Comedy Club etc.  The idea was that we would reciprocate in a timely manner, and the guys were getting antsy for us to treat them to a surprise weekend or date. 
We never intended to wait three years, and so when SS heard that Jimmy Buffet was coming to town, she said that we had to get tickets.  She said that he put on a great show, people had tons of fun, acted crazy, and the guys would love it!  So...we made the guys wear Hawaiian shirts and drove them to the 'secret' location.
We couldn't just give them the tickets, we had to make the presentation special somehow, so...SS masterminded a a dinner out at this cute restaurant on the Columbia River, that's only opened from April through October.  We only had a week until they closed, so we couldn't wait for a sunny day.
We had the guys sit under the surfboard, and the whole time they were thinking that the little hanging bag held one of the clues.  We knew it wasn't part of our surprise, but couldn't figure out what it was, until the waitress said it was to keep the bees away.  When they fly in, they think there's already a hive there, so they go someplace else...who knew!

The party planner extraordinaire!  Drinking something with an umbrella, of course!
I don't know what all these ducks do off season, when nobody's there to throw food for them.
SS took clues from the song, Margarataville which she wrapped and had the guys open one by one until they 'got' the date:

Nibblin' on sponge cake
all of those tourists covered with oil
A Mexican cutie (orange)
I blew out my flip-flop
Stepped on a pop-top
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
The concert is tomorrow night...stay tuned, and I'll report how the evening went!
We'll be back Island Cafe, when you re-open in April!

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