We celebrated by going out to diner last night (it is supposed to snow again tonight!) at The Admiral in Asheville with a couple of dear friends. The place is a food lover's restaurant in a dive bar! The decor is clean but not anything to write home about but the food is out of this world. It was a snowy night and the place is dark and cozy - a perfect Valentine's Day. To give you a glimpse of the place - this is dessert - a chocolate torte.
I will go more into detail about the restaurant in another post. I just wanted to take you down memory lane to 18 years ago today.....we were living in SW Florida and decided to get married on Valentine's Day. Since both our families lived in other parts of the country we, being a very unconventional couple, just went ahead and did it without telling anyone. In Florida, at the time, all you needed to do to get married was to have your marriage license notarized. Since it was a busy day at the courthouse, we found a realtor in town who would do it. We lived a block up the street so we got "married" at the real estate office, had breakfast at one of our favorite places and headed to the Everglades for a day of hiking and birdwatching. Not everyone's idea of a perfect wedding day but it was ours!
Where our wedding took place! It is a funky old building within walking distance to our house. My husband posed inthe banyan tree across the stree and at the end of our street.
Our wedding photo. We wore hiking clothes so we could head off to the Everglades after breakfast. Our neighbors bought white roses for flowers and took us to breakfast. We like to celebrate our special holidays by either going for a hike or going out to eat (if you can't tell by now we are foodies). We never tired of visiitng the Everglades while living in Florida!
We visited one of our favorite photography studios in the Everglades - Clyde Butcher who is a modern Florida Ansel Adams capturing breathtaking larger than life black and white photos of the natural surroundings in the Everglades. We have a couple of his photos in our house to remind us of a very special day!
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you. May your day be special whatever you do! For more Scenic Sunday posts visit here.