When Hubby and I were still going out as a couple, we promised ourselves that we will still go on dates as married couple and not restrict ourselves in the comfort of our home. But I guess if there is only the three of you in a foreign land, you need to change your priorities and even preferences. We still do go out on dates but with a small kid in tow. We can't just leave her alone at home, you know! That would be too irresponsible of us.
The place that we frequent is Breuningerland. It is a shopping mall in Ludwigsburg, a 15-minute drive from our place. We have dinner here Thursdays especially if I am too lazy to cook and eat German or Chinese or seafoods, depending on our mood. We love this place because it has free parking, a water fountain that relaxes and never fails to entertain Samantha, and there's also a day care facility where parents can leave their kids while they are shopping. We haven't tried this service yet because I just don't the heart to leave Samantha with other people YET.
A view of the Neues Schloss from the gazebo. Schlossplatz, Stuttgart.
Redecorating the Schlossplatz for the Christmas Market.
Another favorite hangout place is Schlossplatz in downtown Stuttgart. It's got a great view of the Neus Schloss (new castle), a wide ground for Samantha to play around and for the family to have a picknick. There are lots of shops and restaurants and cafes to choose from should we feel like shopping and eating. Every Sunday after church, we would take a walk around the area and eat our favorite crepes with nutella and banana filling. It is a very relaxing place and it also transforms into a beautiful Christmas market during the holiday seasons.
Got a favorite hang out place too? Come share it with us here in Couple's Corner!