Mr. Frisby and I love our new house and we love being able to do with it what we want. But, since moving in, every spare moment has been spent working on all different projects. And we've been busy with work, school, etc as well. We decided we needed a break from everything so we could get away and have some fun. So, Mr. Frisby took Friday off work and we made some plans. Originally, we had planned to head down to Carmel, but things changed a little and we headed to Half Moon Bay instead. We decided it was high time Scout be introduced to the beach and there are some good eats in HMB, so away we went (not that we couldn't have gotten that in Carmel - the Cheese Shop there is amazing - but we decided to head north instead of south). The weather ended up being absolutely amazing despite a prediction of some chilly temperatures and we had a fabulous day away from our everyday lives. We started the day off at the beach. Specifically, Montara Beach. Just north of HMB, it's one of my favorite little beaches in the vicinity. It was still a little early, so the morning chill hadn't quite worn off yet and the water was really too cold to play in as it often is around these parts. But, Scout loved the beach anyway. We didn't know how she would do in the sand, but she had no qualms about it and was running around like a champ. She got a little too close to the water at one point and got her little paws wet. I think it was cold enough that she decided that wasn't happening again. But, she was brave enough to follow me down near the water and then she would turn and run as the waves came up on the beach.
Mr. Frisby was a great photographer, but as such, he didn't get in any of the pics. Oh well. He was there, I promise. After playing on the beach for awhile we headed to downtown HMB to poke around the shops on Main Street. Scout made friends with everyone she saw and we enjoyed a mid-morning snack of Mitchell's Pumpkin Ice Cream (I won't go on about Mitchell's Ice Cream of San Francisco. It deserves its own post. But, if you haven't had it, do yourself a favor and get on that). We poked around a bit more and then decided to go to Garden Deli & Cafe for lunch.
We discovered their amazing sandwiches on a previous trip to HMB. Deliciousness on homemade bread. I went with the Hot Pastrami on French Bread and Mr. Frisby went for the Hot Pastrami on Wheat. I should've taken a picture, but I was too busy stuffing my face. Plus, my hands had mayo and pastrami juice on them. Mmmm. So tasty! We opted to get the sandwiches to go and then take them to the beach to eat. What better way to pound a sandwich than sitting on the beach watching the surfers and watching Scout make friends with all the people that passed by. After lunch we made our way back to the car and then, being a little tired from our adventures, we headed back south. We had a fabulous day and it was a much needed break for both of us!