Friday, June 5, 2009

Half Moon Bay

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!

We stopped in Livermore to get gas and ran into this bad boy! Duke is his name, big old pussy cat is his game. Magnificent!

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!


Annelies said...

Did you get to "In Between Stitches" in Livermore. Highly recommend it....very cute quilt shop. They also told us about another delightful spot called Aldens Garden.
We were there last week.....would have been funny to bump into a blogging friend. XXX Annie

Lydia said...

Your doggie should be please you took her along. My princess has no idea why I didn't take her on my trip. Love the Great Dane. Always wanted one. But both our chihuahua mixes fit in the bed better than the smallest Great Dane puppy would. So it is best.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Miss Jean -- what a wonderful day. I wouldn't trad our 78 degree temps for your 100, drive along the coast -- be still my heart!

Did Maggie growl at the big doggie???

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Looks like a fun trip and Maggie is so cute!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I always appreciate it when new friends stop by. I too am finishing up a Susan Wiggs book called Fireside. Also, my in-laws live in Battle Creek, we are north about 1 1/2 hrs. Love the flowers you have posted from your garden. Thank you again for stopping by and hope to hear from you soon!

Linda said...

Oh my.Miss Jean, we could have passed in Livermore...we were there with Katie after leaving CSUSF graduation and stopped for food and a visit to "In between Stitches" and then home. We have to get those two little scotties together! Linda

The Green Pea said...

What a wonderful little get away. Maggie you better stay out of the water, those seals are not very nice to cute little doggies swimming up next to them. Have a fun week. Sandi

Nicole said...

My Sophie gets car sick too. We have given up trying to take her places. She just doesn't enjoy it. I am in the Monterey area, and we have not seen the sun for weeks. My thermometer is so tired of saying 64 degrees all the time.

Vanessa said...

Your photos are beautiful as always and Maggie has such character, what a beautiful little dog!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Ahhh...Maggie looks like she is having sooooo much fun! The seal "sealed" the day for her! (ha!)

You and Mr. ITG will have to do more day trips like this! Isn't it grand to be out of the hot valley and smelling that fresh ocean air!


Betty said...

Half Moon Bay is one of my favorite places too. I love all of the nurseries there. I was just looking at your beautiful garden on Becky's blog. What a gorgeous place to spend the day!!

Stella said...

Thank you for the tour of Half Moon Bay my mother-in-law used to live there and we spent may happy times there. If you have time stop by and visit my blog.

Lallee said...

What a fun outing! We stayed at a B&B in Half Moon Bay a few years ago. I love that area. Maggie looks as cute as ever and I can tell she had a grand day.

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