I planned a day of activities for the 10th anniversary of our first date. I did it all as a surprise for Steph, including why we were doing it in the first place.

First we had a nice breakfast, then headed to Omescape for a new room that is called ‘Undercooked’ and styled as a challenge to do as many ‘recipes’ as you can in the time limit. We nearly completed all the recipes and it was a ton of fun. One of the best escape room experiences that I’ve done.

We then headed to Shoreline Lake for a bit and watched the birds and got a drink at the cafe, mainly because my timing wasn’t super tight for the day.

We then headed to Palo Alto where we had afternoon tea at Tea Time. They did a really good job of it. Steph both complained that she wanted more and that her stomach was uncomfortably full, so I take that as she really liked the food.

We then wandered around Palo Alto, with a few of the shops that we wanted to visit no longer there. We then stopped by Café Venetia, the place where we had our first date. The upper floor was blocked off, so we couldn’t grab the same table. Instead I got a hot chocolate and we took a seat outside.

After chatting over the hot chocolate we made our way to the movie theater in Mountain View with the really comfy seats and saw Spider Man: No Way Home. It was much better than we were expecting.

We grabbed some magic chili tofu from Crouching Tiger (our favorite dish) on our way home, and relaxed the rest of the evening by the fire.