Confessions, Travel

Half Moon Bay, CA

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We travel quite a bit with McD's job, and I can honestly say that we would never be able to stay at these nice places if it weren't business related.

Let me tell you about this last trip.

We went to Half Moon Bay, CA, and stayed at the Ritz-Carlton. (I told you we wouldn't be able to go to these places.)

The photo above is just one of the many beautiful views from the coastal trail.

This photo is also from the coastal trail. There is a nice little bridge with this view out onto the ocean. The air coming off of the water was so cold that we each snapped a photo, and then moved on.

Yes, I said the air coming off of the water was so cold. This is not your sunny California location. This was the forecast for the week we were there.

Our first day there was sunny, and felt warmer than 57 degrees. After that, it was misting, chilly, and cloud covered, but it was still beautiful!!

ChairsKinda pretty, huh?

This is the best Key Lime Pie I have ever eaten, nevermind it was the first piece I ever ate. 🙂 If you have a chance to go to Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, you must eat a piece of this pie.

It is kind of hard to tell what this is, but you know I will tell you. This is a semi-hairless dog. It was the ugliest dog I have ever seen in person. It was very friendly, but certainly not one of the dogs I wanted to pet.

That day McD was free for lunch, so we headed to Pasta Moon in town, and I have to say that was the best Italian food I have ever eaten. It is true Italian food, and all of the pasta is made there on site. Yum!!!


This is the menu for the last night we were there. It looks like a lot of food when it is all printed up like this.

Here's the salad.


And the entree.

EntreeThe prawn were on a plate of their own, and I was happy to share them with one of our friends at our table. I did eat the short ribs and potatoes. I was still a little hungry, so when I received a text from my friend telling me that they had a surprise for me I was pretty excited! She wasn't feeling well, so she and her husband skipped the last dinner. I was sending her photos of the meal that she was missing. 🙂

My surprise? Well, it was a fabulous piece of Key Lime Pie from Sam's Chowder House!!  The only problem was that I didn't have any silverware in my room. The only thing that looked like it could be used as a utensil was a Ritz stamped shoe horn. Don't worry, I didn't. I tore that box apart and ate it right out of the box. 🙂 Where there is a will, there is a way!


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  • Reply leslie (crookedstamper) August 14, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    1. Key Lime Pie ROCKS! It’s the one dessert I always make room for.
    2. That dog needs more love than you know. Next time, pet him.
    3. I cannot eat at restaurants where there are more words to describe the food than actual food. I tried once, and we stopped for cheeseburgers on the way home. Truth.
    4. Always travel with plasticware. You never know when you’ll need it. 🙂

  • Reply sheila @E2gather August 15, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Oh my what a delicious vacation! Thanks for sharing ; ) the shoe horn/fork episode gave me a giggle….that’s would have been funny. I’m with you do whatcha gotta do to eat your yums.

  • Reply Melanie November 15, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Key Lime pie used to be my favorite dessert….no meringue though and it had to have a graham cracker crust. I’m with you about the little dog. I probably would have petted it though because I’m kind of starved for dog attention right now. I’ve never been to Half Moon Bay….it looks beautiful. I’m glad you get to stay in beautiful hotels. That’s a treat!

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