Have you ever trekked out to an open field or visited an observatory for a night of stargazing? No? Now might just be the perfect time because an incredible meteor shower is passing over Texas in October and it's going to be very visible.
According to Space, the Draconid meteor shower will be peaking on the night of Wednesday, October 8 until the early morning of Thursday, October 9. You may be asking yourself, what the heck is a Draconid meteor shower? It's a shower of shooting stars that are modest in appearance and reported to give off 40-50 flares per hour. However, in 1933 some scientists were lucky enough to see 400-500 in an hour, so let's just say anything is possible.
Texas is an amazing place to get a glimpse at these stars because of our open spaces. We certainly have room for everybody to get their own personal look at the night sky, just make sure to get away from bright lights on land.
Need help with location scouting? We have all the best spots where you can get a prime view below, thanks to Earthsky.org
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Remember the good ol' days of dinner and a movie?
Granted, we can still do both those things without leaving the house, but it's just not as special since we've been cooking our own meals and watching movies on the couch literally every day since COVID hit.
If you're trying to think of fun and affordable things you can do at home with your partner, we have you covered.
Price: $8.95 and up
Details: There's a surprising amount of games you can play as a pair. You can go for the classics like Monopoly, Scrabble or Bananagram, or play something a little more challenging like Catan (yes, there is a two-player version of the popular game!). Indigo has a ton of board games you can buy in store or online.
Details: How about you two pour a drink, put on some tunes and get your Rob Ross on? Painting's a great way to decompress after a hectic work week. We found a kit on Amazon that comes with two canvases, two sets of paint and brushes and one wooden easel.
Details: Dust off that old record player and enjoy all the crackles and pops that comes with listening to vinyl. The quality of sound is incomparable to listening to an album on Spotify via iPhone. You can hit up Sonic Boom or even Urban Outfitters to find the latest record releases.
Details: Doing the dishes is so not romantic. Take a hard pass and instead, order in some delicious Thai food or Italian food through DoorDash. Delivery fees are usually $5.99. Don't forget to order dessert!
Details: If the weather's looking good, take your DoorDash delivery or self-prepared meal outside and enjoy it while the sun's still shining. We found this really cute picnic basket on Etsy that's $63—way cheaper than the baskets you can find at Indigo or Wayfair.
Details: All out of ideas? Couples can order The Adventure Challenge which is a scratch-off book full of exciting new activities you'll experience together. Don't worry, this book keeps it PG! It's a great way to be more spontaneous during such a dreary year.