A couple weeks before I went into labor, Dallas surprised me with a weekend away to Half Moon Bay. I took BART into the city and met him at his office building on a Friday afternoon. He took off work early so we could head down the coast. Half Moon Bay is about 45 minutes south of San Francisco along HWY 1. Dallas got us great reservations at the Oceano Hotel right on the waterfront. Our room was gorgeous with a small kitchen, living area, fireplace, and jacuzzi tub. It also had a beautiful view of the bay.
We were both pretty tired by the time we got checked into the hotel, so we ordered room service and enjoyed a relaxing evening. The next day we explored the little town. One of the piers was full of fishermen, most of them trying to catch crab. One little family had two toddler boys who would chase the caught crabs along the pier, which was pretty cute. After walking along the pier, we checked out the shops along the waterfront. We found a great surf shop where we got shoes for Dallas and some cute baby clothes for little Daxton. Half Moon Bay hosts the world famous "Mavericks" surf competition so it was pretty fun to see some of the big wigs in the surfing world. After shopping we had a yummy late lunch of fresh fish n' chips out on the beach. It was pretty much a perfect day, especially since I had little to no energy at the time!
Sunday morning, after taking our time getting ready, we had breakfast in bed to top off a perfect weekend. We then checked out of the hotel, explored the indoor mall connected to the Oceano, and bought a bunch of yummy salt water taffy for the drive home. Instead of heading back right away, we decided to check out the Ritz-Carlton Hotel south of Half Moon Bay. Needless to say it was GORGEOUS! Maybe someday when we have lots of money we will come back to stay.
The Ritz-Carlton is located right on the ocean cliffside and looks almost like a castle on the horizon. There is a beautiful golf course that runs along the outskirts of the hotel (I thought Dallas was going to die when he saw it) and a fun ocean walk open to the public. The trail takes you around the back of the hotel, so we took advantage of their gorgeous patio for a rest. It was such a beautiful way to end the weekend!