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« Reply #225 on: February 11, 2022, 02:03:57 am »
Amanda and I like to go to the beach on Valentine's Day. Last year we went to Ocean City, Maryland and while we were there, we visited Assateague Island. We saw wild ponies in the marshes.

This year we are going to Bethany Beach, Delaware and have rented and Air B & B house that allows dogs. Of course we will bring the puppies.

Say what thou wilt about V-Day, I love it because I get to spend quality then with Amanda. I love her so much. 
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« Reply #226 on: February 11, 2022, 03:25:54 am »
Nice tradition you have going there @Oaktavia!  Enjoy your time with Amanda.

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« Reply #227 on: February 11, 2022, 04:03:48 am »
@Oaktavia Bethany was our annual beach destination.  Our babysitters dad had a house on Jamaica St right on the ocean.  We really miss it.  Check this place in Rehoboth out for date night…

https://saltairrestaurant.com/

And this one in Dewey for awesome beer and an amazing bar food menu (I highly recommend the octopus lo mein)…

https://deweybeerco.com/




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« Reply #228 on: February 11, 2022, 06:57:42 am »
Say what thou wilt about V-Day, I love it because I get to spend quality then with Amanda. I love her so much.

@Oaktavia – From one giant softie to another, that sounds like a dream come true dude. Enjoy your time out there! Les & I have some summer traditions (river time), fave spots to check out (L.A.), and some fave activities (eating at shit diners), but don't rly have any holiday traditions. Well, other than Les is OBSESSED with Christmas in an ... almost unhealthy way?

Oh and she loves hitting the pumpkin patches every year in Half Moon Bay and checking out the Pumpkin Festival. She even has a pumpkin beret lolll. Here's a snap from 2017:

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« Reply #229 on: February 11, 2022, 01:11:43 pm »
@Oaktavia Bethany was our annual beach destination.  Our babysitters dad had a house on Jamaica St right on the ocean.  We really miss it.  Check this place in Rehoboth out for date night…

https://saltairrestaurant.com/

And this one in Dewey for awesome beer and an amazing bar food menu (I highly recommend the octopus lo mein)…

https://deweybeerco.com/

OK cool we will check out the restaurant your recommended, I love me some octopus.

We went to Dewey a few years back for our anniversary and while we were hungover with tea and coffee on the balcony, we saw a whale swimming with dolphins in the ocean. It was amazing!

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Re: Holiday Traditions
« Reply #230 on: February 11, 2022, 01:12:52 pm »
@henry_david haha yeah definitely a softie over here. Thanks for sharing too, that a happy little read.

@Bums_Fan thanks buddy!
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« Reply #231 on: February 11, 2022, 01:42:52 pm »
Yeah, a whale swimming with dolphins is straight up magic. 

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« Reply #232 on: February 11, 2022, 02:54:27 pm »
Yeah, a whale swimming with dolphins is straight up magic.

What made it funny was I saw it first (after toking a bit) and she thought it was my mind playing tricks on me. Once the waterspout came back up I was like SEE I TOLD YOU!  :D :D
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Re: Holiday Traditions
« Reply #233 on: February 11, 2022, 03:24:40 pm »
Speaking of being a softie and octopus, I too love octopus but took it off the menu because they're so intelligent. I remain an inconsistent hypocrite because I've not shaken pork from the menu. Man a good octopus a la plancha is something I do miss a lot.

Speaking of being a softie and Valentine's Day, I proposed to my wife on Valentine's Day. It was not one of these elaborate things done in a scenic locale. I basically woke up, rolled over, and did the deed. It just felt right. I had been waiting to meet her family before proposing, but a few days before Valentine's Day I decided that, given that the woman was already living with me, tradition could go out the window. I visited my favorite jeweler and found the ring. I estimated the size (nailed it) and kept it in my nightstand drawer. I'd casually asked her where she went the day before when she disappeared for a few hours and she seemed caught off-guard. She later explained to me that Valentine's Day Eve that she was out getting me a Valentine's Day gift. I was really itching to propose by now, so the next morning 6AM I wake and roll over and ask her what she got me--it was a sweet card and a book on cosmology (she knows this nerd well). I said, "I got a little something for you too" and gave her the ring box and proposed, the both of us sitting in bed. Somehow, this worked, perhaps because I caught her completely by surprise (which was important to me, because I knew how much she loves surprises).

So Valentine's Day will always be special for our family.
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Re: Holiday Traditions
« Reply #234 on: February 11, 2022, 03:37:53 pm »
@mclaincausey  :) what a lovely story
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