And thank God for good weather!
Here in Southern California, Valentine's Day is a crapshoot - we never really know what to expect.
I've seen dozens of cruises go out in heavy winds.
We've had to reschedule a fair share of cruises due to rain.
A few years gondoliers and dock staff have been literally dumped on by our favorite storm which comes from south of the border: El Niño.
Each year we hope (and pray) for good conditions.
This year the weather was darn near perfect.
Here are a few shots I took from the gondola.