it was a perfect first married valentine’s day … not!
it started with us both being a liiiittle upset at each other, included quite a few hours in icky traffic, and ended in the emergency room.
but – there was a lot of goodness and a lot of love in between.
i made cinnamon rolls and heart shaped red fruit salad for breakfast (i ditched trying to make the cinnamon rolls heart shaped after my epic fail two years ago). then we hopped in the car to head towards the city. i had a whole day all planned full of both adventure and relaxing.
once we hit san francisco – loooooots of gnarly traffic. we sat in the car in bumper to bumper for about two hours and rearranged my adventure plans. but! it was a really, really glorious blue day and we had good conversations. we eventually got across the golden gate bridge, finally parked our car and headed down a trail that led us to….this!
kirby cove is a spot both of us had been wanting to visit, and it exceeded our expectations for sure. there’s a lovely beach, incccccredible views, and … a swing!
^^ i like how we have basically identical expressions in these pictures.
and just relaxed with the blue sky, that gorgeous vermillion bridge and the lapping waves. it was super warm – we could have hopped in if we’d have brought our swimsuits!
the hike out wasn’t bad either…
we went to dinner at our favourite spot in the city – lavash (seriously so delicious, and it was set up so romantic!) and then we went to a loooovely little hotel in nob hill to spend the night. i adore the way this place (hotel carlton) is decorated, and we realized once we got there that it has a world travel theme (globes all over the lobby, pictures from around the world on the walls), which was perfect because we were discussing our upcoming travel plans all weekend.
we were so excited to spend a lazy morning together with our city view and included breakfast, but i woke up in the wee hours with extreme pain in my eye. long story short, i spent the entire day without being able to open my eye for more than a half a second, and we ended up in the emergency room. i have a bunch of corneal abrasions that hopefully will heal up soon with the prescribed meds. not such a fun ending to valentine’s weekend, but gosh i’m so grateful for my valentine who loves me even when i’m basically blind, quite whiney and not looking too good. he took such good care of me.
i love love. and i’m soooo glad i have a perma-valentine.