Another unique thing about Alaska is that it promotes locally owned and operated stores, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. I love that aspect. But I won't deny that the first time we drove by Chili's I was rather excited to see something familiar - bottomless chips and salsa just sounds so good when you've gone without.
Anyways, Friday has turned into our date night. I love the concept of a night set aside to just spend special time together, but it's a battle because to Matt that definition means that every night is date night...however, that's a whole other story for another time.
So this past Friday we ate some leftovers at home and hit up our bikes. Nevermind that it was raining outside, because we had planned to ride downtown and hit up the "Chocolate Lounge" (just the name makes you want to to go there, right?) - so rain or shine we were headed that way. Plus we wanted to try out our new helmets we had found on REI clearance that had just come in the mail and my new bike we had bought off Craigslist...which this time came with shocks (geez, those make a huge difference!). Nothing like new toys.