Kirk and I started our Christmas Eve(ning) with sparkling cider & rum:

Captain, of course.

Then we took off to Oceanside for dinner. With fifteen minutes to burn before our reservation started, we walked to the pier to watch the sunset.

Click on the panorama for a full-size version:

The restaurant I picked, 333 Pacific, had a beautiful view of the ocean and pier. You’ll just have to believe me, because the only photos that turned out were these:

The food was fine (we were a bit disappointed, honestly) but the wine was good, the ambiance better, and the company the best.

The restaurant was only a few miles up the road, so we took the scooter. Heels and all.

After dinner, we zipped on home, made hot chocolate and watched Home Alone.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! ☼