This post is a little late, but I guess it’s better late than never. 🙂
I love that Valentines Day fell on a Saturday this year! It was the perfect day here in Florida, consisting of beautiful 70 degree weather without a single cloud in the sky. It’s like Mother Nature knew Dj and I needed a day to just be together.
First thing in the morning, we exchanged gifts. While most girls get flower bouquets for this special day, I get a cake pop bouquet. He just knows me tooooo well.. 😉 Cake pops are my weakness! Especially these ones from Starbucks. It’s safe to say that I have my fix for awhile!
We went to a quick lunch at our favorite go-to restaurant, Miller’s Ale House. We split the calamari and I had a cup of french onion soup. We had special, really nice dinner plans, so I didn’t want to spoil my appetite!
Afterwards, after stopping at Starbucks, we headed off the St. Augustine for the day. If you’re into history, cute little towns, street bars with live music, and quaint shops, then this is the perfect place to explore.
St. Augustine is the oldest city (more like small town) in America. It is so beautiful, surrounded by water, and has that comforting old-town feel. This is where Spain tried to invade the US; they even have their old fort still standing- which you can go explore! (I can go on and on, I LOVE this place!)
We walked the city for about 3 miles before stopping in at a bar along the streets across from the water. We ordered some drinks, just talked, and people watched. It was perfect.
After spending a few hours downtown, we drove 4 miles to the other end of the coast to have dinner at Caps on the Water.
Caps is one of the coolest restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. It’s a long strip and located, literally, in the ocean. It has a giant dock that you can walk out on and be completely surrounded by the water. It’s amazingly beautiful!
It was very windy but we didn’t mind. 🙂
Caps on the Water doesn’t take reservations, but we knew this was the exact spot we wanted to spend Valentines Day, so we got there early around 4:40. They had about a 45 minute wait, but have bars outside where you can order a drink and sit at one of their multiple tables out by the water and enjoy each others company while waiting. I loved that they did that! Typically, dinner waits drive me crazy after 10 minutes, but 45 minutes here flew by.
We had a front view table where we were able to watch the sunset. I couldn’t have imagined a more ideal view!
What did you do for Valentines Day?