Tuesday was our 37th Anniversary- we had planned to be driving the coast in a VW van, but due to tons of stuff happening at work...we had to cancel our trip....but not to worry we plan on still going later this summer.
Danny was feeling a little bad that he had to cancel...so he put together a one day quick trip.
We headed to San Francisco to check out Exquisite Surfaces a place I have been wanting to visit for some time. We found a few treasures.
Thinking these tiles will make their way to the floor in our guest bath. (smile) and I spy some black and white tiles that may end up somewhere. We were so drooling over their stone fireplaces... (most of the tile and stone are imported from France.)
Kind of in love with the stone from Exquisite surfaces
So much fun dreaming-
After leaving there we decided it would be fun to take Hwy 1. The round about way to home. We have never driven from Half Moon bay to Santa Cruz before .... so, here we go.
(a little warning...tons of pictures coming your way....sorry, this is my journal too)
First stop- Half Moon Bay....beautiful drive from SF. We drove around town...quirky but fun.
Had lunch at It's Italia- best lunch I've had for a long time! If you ever go- order the Broiled Brussel sprouts with pear and bacon...to die for!
After lunch it was hit the road time-
Pomponio State beach was our first stop where we got -out -and- walked around- (up to this point it was just -pull over and look =)
Pomponio State Beach was beautiful- Caves and drift wood
The next stop was Bean Hollow State Beach
This beach was so different than any other beach I have ever been to....almost "unreal" ....the main reason-
Tafoni- stones that have been sculpted by the weather-
On The beach there are tiny little stones...that look like beans.
You could spend hours here looking at all the shapes in the stones-
Looked a little like a dragon fly to me.
I think this is a great little beach to bring kids to....not only are there amazing stone sculptures but also the mother load of tide pools.
and so easy to get to...right off Hwy 1...down a few stairs.
After a little exploring...we were back on the road.
Back to Hwy 1
Pigeon Point Light House was our next stop-
There is even a Hostel there....if you up for that kind of adventure =)
I kind of love light houses. (smile)
We had a beautiful day...driving Hwy 1 it really isn't too long a drive from SF to Santa Cruz, I would so do it again!
We ended the day with dinner in Gilroy and wait for it.....
A trip to Lowes. What would a date be without visiting Lowes or Home Depot.
The only picture I got of us together,I love this man! (and I truly do not like taking pictures of myself.)