O to the M to the G! Very excited to present my first post about dates for 2 under $30.00. This post is all about celebrating a very belated birthday for my girlfriend Alexis*.
(Actual picture of Alexis*…and to all of my eligible male readers out there, she is single and ready to mingle and even more ready to kill me for just writing that)
Alexis had a birthday at the beginning of the month but for various reasons we weren’t able to connect and celebrate it until this past Saturday. So we did, all on a Hamilton and a Jackson y’all (in case you don’t speak white girl gansta, that means a $10.00 bill and a $20.00 bill you all).
First stop: Lunch. We met at Red Robin and had a great meal. She had a petite burger and I noshed on their $3.00 classic mini wedge salad (yum) and their $5.00 pretzel bites (double yum). She talked about a certain boy in her life, pinterest and mason jars. I talked about my cat. We also talked about Syria (okay we didn’t, we talked more about those damn mason jars on pinterest).
Finished our meal and got the bill. This gal was able to take her girlfriend out for her birthday (tip included) for $23.91. Alexis my girl, you are one cheap date (I mean that in the nicest way possible). Our girl date was starting off just swell and I still had $6.00 to spare.
Next stop: An unexpected street fair just behind Red Robin. Neither of us knew this was going on so it was an added perk to our girl date. Street fairs are perfect for walking off a meal at Red Robin, people watching and window shopping.
We found a cute boutique (which is French for “cute but ridiculously overpriced”) and wandered in. What was there to greet us? MASON JARS. So many mason jars. Mason jars as wine glasses, bride/groom glasses, shot glasses. Mason jars were everywhere. I even suggested to Alexis she should go as a mason jar for Halloween this year. Who knew these glass containers were such a “thing”? Pinterest knew it was a thing and so did Alexis. This blogger wasn’t in the know and it was time to step away from the store with all the mason jars and get back to the street fair and fresh air.
Though it was a particularly overcast day, we found some beautiful scenery to enjoy.
It did get a little chilly so Starbucks was calling our names.
Last stop: Starbucks. We each got a small…oops, I mean “tall” drink. Alexis pulled out a gift card with a couple bucks on it and the total came to: Well I can’t find my stupid Starbucks receipt but it was $2 or $3 something or other.
Regardless, the entire date was less than $30.00.
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*Alexis may or may not (but probably is) her real name