St. Valentine's Day can be a pretty routine event much of the time: candy and flowers, a candle-lit dinner.

That's all good, but we're looking for the unusual.

Was the dinner atop a mountain? Did the flowers cause a sneezing fit, followed by laughter?

Tell about the most romantic - and the least romantic - Valentine's Day experiences you've had, and we'll include the best (and worst) in a future feature story.

Send your stories and memories by Jan. 22 to Dan Taylor at or 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 95401. Or call 521-5243.

Please include your full name, the town you live in and a phone number where you can be reached for additional comments.