What does any self respecting inland valley person do when the temperatures hit +100 degrees for days in a row. You head for the coast. That's exactly what Sweety and I did a few weekends ago. One of our favorite jaunts is to head to Half Moon Bay. It's a quaint little coastal town not tooooo terribly far away. We always stop and have fish and chips on the dock. Delish!It was a beautiful, clear day. The temperature was around 78 degrees. Perfect!!!
This was Maggie's first long car trip and she did just fine. After she threw up in the car, that is. Luckily I had taken plenty of towels, blankets, carpet shampoo, etc.. After the initial up-chuck, she was just fine. "Mommy, you did not just tell everyone what I did!"
We ran into some lovely visitors from England when we stopped at McDonald's for a "pit stop". I almost told them not to eat there because there was wonderful fish and chips just down the bay. Then I thought, maybe they have had enough of fish and chips in England and would prefer a Quarter Pounder! The gentleman especially loved Maggie and kept saying, "She's a cheeky little puppy!" Love it!
"Maggie. What is that on the dock in the distance? I don't think it's a log. Why it's a seal, Maggie!"
"I see it Mommy! What's a seal?"
"Somebody get me a boat!"
"I think maybe I could swim over."
These are crab pots. You can purchase fresh caught crab right off the fisherman's boats.
Maggie had wonderful day.
Something you don't see every day! Sweety loves to eat abalone but it's getting scarce and very expensive.
We plan on another trip to the coast in the near future. Just 20 minutes up the coast is a restaurant that was featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives.
Have a lovely weekend!