This year, though, we decided we weren't going to give our money to CVS for overpriced chocolate and cheaply printed greeting cards. In fact, we didn't even celebrate on the actual day, since Mike had Monday off. And although we did spoil ourselves with a little Harry and David giftbox (the red velvet one; my lips are stained pink from all that food coloring), we decided to be less commercial about the whole day. Here's what we did:
We went to the California State Railroad Museum. I thought it would be mostly geared towards children, but it was really interesting and fun.
I liked the old surveyor's equipment.
Afterwards, we walked around Old Town a bit and grabbed lunch at Rio City Cafe.
It was nice to take an evening to focus on our love and our relationship. We definitely needed it, whether or not it was Valentine's Day.
I hope that each of you, whether single or attached, had a lovely week even if there were no hearts or chocolate involved.