When was the last time you really splurged and said, let’s go and have some fun, and I mean some serious fun? I thought that renting a limousine for a special romantic evening would be the way to go and surprise my significant other for a night out on the town. I wasn’t sure what to expect but planned it as best I could and truth be told, it couldn’t have turned out any better.
We were celebrating Valentine’s Day and I had reserved a table at one of the nicer restaurants in Portland that had a great view of the city and the countryside. The day turned out to be a beautiful winter treat and was fairly warm (45 degrees) which is nice for us in the dog days of February. I had the limousine arrive a little before sunset and we had a wonderful drive that showcased the city and its mountain backdrop with snow covered mountains sparkling in the late afternoon glow. It put us in a great mood as we were sipping our favorite wine, listening to great music and gliding around town like we were celebrities. My girlfriend was almost speechless and that might have been worth the extra cost of the limo right there. I have never seen her as happy and content and we weren’t even to our dinner spot yet. We drove for over an hour and stopped briefly to view the sunset with our heads sticking out of the limo’s sunroof like we were young kids. I was thinking how can it get any better than this and we were only an hour into our date.
The limousine driver couldn’t have been any more professional and courteous. He had a great knack for getting us to some awesome view spots, some I never knew existed and gave us a tour we will both remember and the night was still young. He moved in the traffic with fluent ease, never in a rush and always with our comfort and FUN in mind, it was beyond terrific.
We arrived at our dinner reservation right on time and I felt like we were local celebrities arriving on the red carpet. He drove us right up to the entrance, the doorman opened our doors and we stepped out like we were the most important people in town, actually we were giggling like teenagers. Dinner was a spectacular feast and we savored every minute, every morsel of food, and every drop of wine. By the time dinner was over and our desserts plates were being removed, I knew renting the limousine was one of the smarter things I have ever done in my life. My girlfriend couldn’t have looked more gorgeous and happy, and from the expression on her face, dessert wasn’t the only thing she had on her mind, wow, talking about heating a relationship up.
As we exited the restaurant, the limo was right there waiting for us and we were escorted back into the world where usually only celebrities live. To our delight it was a full moon and as we luxuriated in the after warmth of our great dinner we just laughed and enjoyed our special time together. We had a slow and absolutely delightful drive home and wondered how much more special the evening could be.
I know now when I need to have some spark put back in my relationship that renting a limousine is a fantastic idea. I give it FIVE Stars and would recommend it to anyone looking for that special romantic evening, CHEERS!