Saturday, February 14, 2009

The 365 Day Challenge--Day 44--Happy Valentines Day!

Since I have not posted in a few days, today will be a jumbo post! I uploaded these pictures in reverse order accidentally and so I will start with tonight, and end with this morning!

Our Valentine's Day tradition for several years now has been to go to In-n-Out Burger for Valentines dinner. It really beats calling months in advance for a restaurant reservation only to be packed in a restaurant with tons of other couples. In years past In-n-Out has been a ghosttown on V day but not tonight! Here we are after our burgers, animal style:

We had lunch down at the Port of Los Angeles. I love boats and ships and really love being at the port and seeing all the cranes and cartons loading and unloading. Weird, I know, but I really love it! This huge container ship floated by while we were eating lunch:

The Point Vicente Lighthouse is only open one Saturday a month, and today happened to be that day. We've been trying to get to it for a while now. I love lighthouses! I'd like to be able to visit all the lighthouses on the California coast one day. It can be done, except for that elusive Point Conception Lighthouse that I want so badly to see!

This is me up inside the lighthouse beside the massive fresnel lens:

The lens:

That's Catalina Island in the distance--it looks so close from here!

Chris started the day off with Baci--my favorite Italian chocolates that we discovered on our honeymoon. Notice that Riley would really like one too (sorry I can't get the picture to rotate).


emily said...

ELUSIVE Point Conception?! Sheesh, that's putting it nicely. I'm just happy that we got to stop looking for it before dark =)

Elizabeth Witt Walters said...

When I am finally standing on Point Conception one day I will think of you and laugh!

LeeAnn said...

Your message really speaks to me! I lived in a hotel in Italy for 5 months. They left a Baci on my pillow every single night. I can still taste them!

Jud and Bevin Nave said...

Happy Heart Day....looks like you guys had a great one. BEV