On July 16th we celebrated our 10 yr. Wedding Anniversary. We got up early and boarded a little ship that took us out to a little island. We spent the day doing a few new things: snorkeling and kayaking.
After our return to the mainland, we got gussied up and headed to our reservations at the La Palapa Restaurant. They had a special package where you could get a dinner for just the two of you out on the beach. They put up tiki torches once it got dark. It was like a 6 course meal, and took like 3 1/2 hours from the time we arrived at 7:30pm. We loved the slow, leisurely pace, we like that sort of thing.
Here is a picture of me holding my strawberry drink.
Here is a picture of our raw tuna on one side, and slightly cooked salmon on the other side. They were both very good. This was like the 3rd course, I think. Notice that they had some chairs set out for us to lounge in after we finished dinner.
Well, after we had been enjoying our romantic sunset and feast, a storm kicked up, about 2 hours into it. The tide was creeping closer, but we didn't mind. The wind picked up a little, but we didn't mind. It was lightly raining off and on, yet we didn't mind one bit. They kept telling us, that they could move us up to the patio, but we kept saying, "No, we're just fine".
But when it got so windy that the flowers flew off the table, my empty glass flew over, and I was holding onto the umbrella that I feared would come crashing down on us, our waiter rushed out to us and said "I think we better move you in", and Ryan, being very determined said, "NO, we're fine." I looked Ryan right in the eyeballs and said as pleasantly as possible, " Yes, I think we should move in". So they gathered up everything and spread a new table for us on the patio- which we were the only ones even on the patio ( I called it a patio, but it was really an area on the beach that was right outside the restaurant that was covered with the thatched roof palapa). But, no sooner had we got all settled down there, than it began to pour! We were protected under the palapa roof of the patio, and enjoyed the rest of our lovely meal. Here is me showing my dessert. It was yummy, too. By this time it was about 10:30pm. We got up to leave and our waiter noticed a HUGE sea turtle making his way just about under our table. It drew a little crowd, and we watched it waddle on down the beach, right to the ocean and away it went in the water.
We had a very lovely evening, and everything just added to the memory.
Oh, and I'd be very ungrateful if I didn't mention that lovely bling, I mean ring, that Ryan gave me. What a sweetheart.