That was sarcasm. It was awesome. And to prove it, I uploaded 23,000 pictures for your viewing pleasure - cause let's face it, the pictures are the best part.
Hitting the road. So happy!!
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.
Joe took a 5 hour guided kayak tour from the harbor we were at out into the ocean and 9 miles up the coast... can ya tell he's just a wee bit excited??
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.
And what did I do while he was gone for 5 hours?
I drove the truck into downtown Half Moon Bay and explored a little, then headed back to the hotel and got some coffee and a pedicure at the spa where we had gotten a couples massage earlier in the week. I was a happy camper.
OK, so when we knew we were heading to the coast, we HAD to go to Gorilla BBQ in Pacifica, which is like a 15 minute drive from where we were staying. We had seen it on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives on the Food Network and oh baby, it did not disappoint. I really love good BBQ and this ranked right up there on my list. My brisket sandwich was melt in your mouth!!
Like all good things, it did have to come to an end. But it was so so so wonderful to get away - and it didn't take a faraway trip to really make a big difference. Just taking ourselves out of the normal routine was like a breath of fresh air. No cleaning, meal planning or shopping - just relaxing and going with the flow. Best of all was getting that reconnection with Joe. I married me a good guy. I like him. I enjoy spending time with him. I can't wait for the next chance to get away with him. But 'til then, I will think back often to these last couple of days and be thankful at what we were able to do.