Valentimes

This year there were no flowers, no chocolates, no expensive dinners, no jewelry, no dressing up, no gifts & not even a single card.  But I don’t need all that tradtional stuff when I get to spend the whole day with my sweetheart, celebrating the day of love in our very own special way.
 
Instead, there was some cuddling, a couple coffees & some breakfast burritos, about 80 miles of pavement and some knitting, $7 for parking and a two block walk to this………
 

Seattle's Iconic Space Needle

Seattle's Iconic Space Needle


 

……..then there was some waiting in line, admission, sitting in a giant chair, a smooshed penny, a visit to the treasures of Ethiopia and a glimpse of our ancient grandmother Lucy – majestic under glass, the butterfly house……

 

Inside The Butterfly House

Inside The Butterfly House


 

……where multi-colored beauties fluttered in the sunshine, then fish & chips, more coffees and this……

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!


 

…….back to the car, breathing in the sunshine, finding the gigantic REI and a darling sculpture on the way…..

 

If Only Pacific Northwest Rain Was This Lovely!

If Only Pacific Northwest Rain Was This Lovely!


 

……an hour in the REI playground for R. Darling, then back to the highway, killing time in the Sephora and Borders, 2 tickets for admission to Coraline, 1 large popcorn & 1 large (real) coke, then shivering in darkness, the car ride home, curling up in bed, cuddling and blissful sleep.

 

Thanks for a beautiful day together sweetheart!

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12 thoughts on “Valentimes

  1. Leisure time with your sweetheart, together in your own special way…that sounds like the best kind of day. I had to smile at the smooshed penny; I remember you like those! :)

  2. Sounds like you had an awesome Valentines!! Who needs all the flowers, candies and other traditional stuff when you make such a wonderful memory together!!

    I did get flowers this year, but I usually don’t so it was really super special.

  3. How sweet!

    I had to work, but we’re going away this weekend for our anniversary/birthday/valentine’s blowout. Don’t know what we’re doing, but at least we’ll be away from home and the kids for a day or two!

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