Half Moon Bay
San Francisco, California: Imagine you are
in a drive-through car wash and water is crashing everywhere via high-pressure
nozzles pointed at your vehicle. Then imagine the car wash booth is turned into
a wind tunnel. Then imagine your vehicle is a motorhome and you can maybe get a
feel for the storm that blew onto the Central California coast this morning
around 4a. Oh. My. Goodness. Our motorhome was rocking like a herd of elephants
were having an orgy on the roof. The noise from the wind and rain were deafening. We
scurried around pushing buttons to bring in awnings and roof-top dishes.
Considering we are camped just a few feet from an ocean-side cliff, the entire
20 minute scenario was quite frightening.
Meanwhile, back at home, another terrible wind storm was causing all sorts of
havoc in Oregon's Willamette Valley. We kept in close contact with our
housesitter all day as trees were falling like pick-up-sticks in our
neighborhood - but we were spared and only lost a few large branches and there
was no damage to our property and we never lost power (like so many) at our
Portland home. Be careful
out there, people.
We decided to drive south to have lunch at Half Moon Bay - our farewell luncheon
meal as Mary & Steve flew back to Portland this afternoon. I know, so sad.
Like the Beatles breaking up all over again.
The section of the California Coast south of San Francisco is simply gorgeous, with spectacular
surfer-filled-wave views around every corner. The route travels through a new
mile-long tunnel, a fragrant eucalyptus grove and miles of
equally-fragrant-but-maybe-not-as-refreshing Brussels sprout fields.
Half Moon Bay
Though the Half Moon
Bay Brewing was totally hopping (no pun intended), we were seated
immediately and dined outdoors in warm sunshine! After our terrible
overnight wind storm and our Portland homes under storm warnings, it was a
Half Moon Bay Brewing
FISH & CHIPS: Fresh caught rock fish in (their own) beer batter
We returned to the RV park after lunch to watch the Beavers lose to Stanfurd,
then took Mary & Steve to the BART station to catch their flight to Portland.
They are home safe.
So, if you go to Half Moon Bay twice in one day, is it Full Moon Bay?
Kathy & Woody had dinner with their local family and we had dinner with our
local family! My cousin's daughter, Kristin, lives in Half Moon Bay with her
husband, Neil. They are going to have their first baby in April!
We took the kids (both Ducks, by the way!) to dinner in Half Moon Bay to a
fantastic local Italian place,
Via Uno. We may
have finagled a table with a sight-line to the television over the bar so
the World Series game was visible. The entire restaurant went crazy when the
Giants took the lead. It was a great evening. Great to see Kristin and
Neil's new house,
great to spend time with family and Via Uno was a very good restaurant!
Another awesome day planned tomorrow.
Until my next update, I remain, your Full Moon Bay correspondent.
RV PARK: San
Francisco RV Resort - Glorified parking lot over-looking the Pacific Ocean,
with convenient access to San Francisco via car or public transport. Bathhouse,
laundry, free wifi, pool, hot tub, recycling, cable. Walk to grocery,
restaurants, shops. We are paying $71 per night with AARP discount (because we
are old). Lots of long-time live-ins.
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