Our family didn't spend money on "going out." Eating at a restaurant, going to the movies, or activities that cost money were a once a month kind of thing. So when we did experience life outside of homemade meals and Blockbuster movie nights it was an extremely exciting treat! Also, to be completely honest, any place that serves ice cream is going to be memorable to me. I am a true ice cream lover. Not the snooty kind, just the "I will always choose ice cream over other desserts" kind (and I LOVE dessert so that is saying something).
When my family went to Young's the night consisted of mini-golf where the goal was always to beat dad. Then we would walk over to view the goats and other animals before heading inside for some tasty goodness. Summer evenings enjoying the sun, mixed with some fun family competition and sugar makes for good memories. Even though Tobias was not old enough to fully grasp the enjoyment to be had, he was a good sport! It will be fun to visit again when he is a little older.