While the kiddos were busy with grandpa and grandma Susie eating pizza, playing Twister, getting ice-cream and putting puzzles together Mota and I went out for an evening together with a couple of friends. All I wanted was to go and do something we'd never done before. Dinner was at a cute, slightly upscale restaurant that we'd never been to before. We were seated in a grove of lemon trees and my dinner was absolutely wonderful. Afterwords, we walked over to a new indoor activity type place where we decided to "try" to play a game of croquet. Once Larry knew what he was doing he was awesome at it . . . on the other hand I was playing with pure luck. He scored 30 and I was thrilled with my score of 14. Next date night we'll be going back and trying the ropes course. We're both afraid of heights so we'll see how that goes.