Bill Murray had it right. There are just some days that are worth reliving. We experienced one of those days on February 2, Groundhog Day. It was just one of those perfect days that you wish would go on and on.
Due to a camp out, my husband and I found that we had a little over a day to ourselves. After dropping off our munchkin to camp at 7:30 am, we came home and took a morning nap. When we woke up, we made plans to run errands. We got to the point of sitting in the car when my husband changed his mind. As it was a perfect, sunny day, he wanted to go for a drive on the lake. We changed into casual clothes and drove to my in-laws boat.
The light breeze on the water made it a perfect day for a sailboat race. There were sailboats of every size and color cutting through a watery course. My husband and I drove just outside the race path and parked. We floated there for hours soaking up the sun and watching sailboats race by. It was heavenly.
After that, we came home and got dressed up. I wore a cute, black dress while my husband donned a shirt and tie. My husband had heard of a special restaurant that he had wanted to take me to: Fogo de Chao Churrascaria . It is an amazing place. Waiters walk around with 15 different types of meat on skewers that have been roasted to perfection. They come to your table when you flip over a colored disk and cut off meat for you. My husband warned me not to eat too much from their extensive (and very impressive) salad bar. It was hard to take just a small sampling of: seasoned asparagus, wine marinated mushrooms, various meats, cheeses, and gourmet salads. However, after seeing what the waiters had to offer, I understood the warning.
The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful. It was the most expensive meal I had ever eaten (with tip it was $140 for 2 of us). The meal was savored over 1.5 hours and the night was magical. As we are unsure what our plans will be next month when our 18th anniversary rolls around, this was our “anniversary dinner”.
The day was just perfect. I never wanted it to end. Maybe there is something to be said for reliving a day over and over. If I could, it would definitely be the day that I spent with my husband floating on the lake and not having a care in the world. It was perfect.