We noodled around the harbor that the hotel was located at and got our bearings and found some yummy restaurants to try out...
My super generous father in law lent me his super cool Kindle!! Honestly, when I first heard of Kindles, I was a little bit of a snob and thought it was really weird - why would you want to replace a book? I like the way new books smell and the way the pages rustle and crinkle and it makes sense to snuggle up with one. But when they asked me what books I had packed for the trip and I replied no new ones since the one I had thought I might buy was still in hardback and $30.00. My FIL said that we could download it to his Kindle for half the price. So I gave it a shot - and it was wonderful. So lightweight and convenient. I may have to invest in one of those suckers.
We went to Cowell Ranch State Beach and it was pretty much deserted. Perfect spot for a picnic lunch.
This is what happens when you and your husband leave your spot to see something in water. Don't worry, we helped the seagull after we got the shot!
These were the only other people at the beach - fishermen. I was really surprised because it seemed like shallow water to be fishing in. They were pretty fascinating to watch.
We found unexpected little things all over the place... different from what you find in our quiet hometown.
This guy kept me company as I watched Joe suit up and take off... closest I've even been to a pelican...
Yeah, he's all for kayaking now. If you know Joe at all, you know that he is a passionate person and goes into something whole hog. He has gone through many a hobby... so it looks like kayaking is in our future. He's all set to head back to Half Moon Bay to get some classes and experience under his belt and dig deeper into it.