While it may not be something to take on mid-week, you can gauge how up-to-adventure she is by taking her in to the woods. I wouldn’t recommend taking this route with someone you have just met, but perhaps you are both adventure people.
I had the opportunity to take my lady to Big Sur last week. It was her first time sleeping under the stars since she was a little girl, so she was a bit hesitant to the idea. So Cal has quite a few getaways that give you the sense of romance, closeness, and conversation that only remoteness can bring. To top it off, it’s a cheap way to get her to spend a night with you in a tent. Head to your local Walmart and pick up a tent and a two-person sleeping bad. You’re welcome.
We took a spot off of the gorgeous California coast surrounded by redwood trees and a stream. The “glamping” site had facilities, running water, and even a shower. It’s hard to come up with the words to describe the beauty of nature. It’s quiet at first, but when your ears adjust away from the sounds of traffic, the creek gets louder, your ears tune in to birds chirping, and the camp fire makes an audible noise that’ll hypnotize you. In case you can’t sit simply with nature, bring a deck of cards or a board game.