datetime type to Date object

I have a User model with a last_logged_in_date that is a 'datetime'
column in the DB.

user.last_logged_in_date gives you something like: Mon Oct 02 20:25:25
Pacific Standard Time 2006

Is there anyway to easliy convert that into a Date object so that I can
use Ruby's Date class to handle it?

If to_date doesn't work exactly, look at it's source.