No amount of time would have been enough……
No amount of time would have been enough……
2013-01-20 We haven’t been to Mavericks since 2010.
This year we knew we would run into trouble. So we parked at Moss Beach and decided to hike in.
There was so much police presence that we missed the turn for the trail. What a shame too, for the big waves were in the morning with the high tide.
Last time we came there were 50 foot waves that crushed some bystanders. Literally bone crushing waves.
I know the law was trying to protect us, but this is not the Mavericks of 2010.
So with being turned away at every point by the law to view this event live, we decided to grab a bite to eat.
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
390 Capistrano Rd Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Their New England Claim Chowder is out of this world!
The law thought it would save us by (get this) letting us purchase tickets to go into this fenced off area. To do what?
That would be to watch Mavericks from the big screen. Really?
I wandered around a bit taking pictures of the flowers, but that is not why I came.
Dude, go out there and tell me what is going on.
Human they won’t even let us go out there. See how bad it is people!
All the action is going on right passed that breaker, that we USE to be able to watch Mavericks from, LIVE and in person.
The police is at every turn, but there are more of us than there are of them.
YES, we made it to the Bluffs!
We could all hang out for a little bit until the law would ride by telling us to “move on”.
Hello, it’s a calm sea. There is no way the waves are going to get us up here. Idiots.
Now I wouldn’t get too close to the edge mind you, but this is a hiking area. People come here all the time and they seem to live.
Again we missed the big morning waves, due to missing the trail head.
But we still had fun walking around, and had the best chowder ever.
Now if you have time hop onto HWY 92
and you can’t miss it.
These dinosaurs are really cool to check out.
This is something both kids and adults will like.
And just a little bit further up the street is
12001 San Mateo Rd Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
This is where all the great metal sculptures come from.
I love all this artists metal work.
It’s a wonderful garden shop to poke around in.
But the metal work is outstanding!
Home again home again, jiggity jog.
2012-11-24 Sunny, highs in the low 70’s
Today we hiked on the Miwok Trail
This east of the bay can get really hot during the summer, so if you are going to enjoy the hike go during the cooler months.
I just love living here
We were suppose to do a loop hike, but we missed the trail
I’m kind of glad we did
However it turned it into a much longer hike than we planned
Here is where we should have taken a left if we had been paying attention
So thanks to our bad eye sight you can enjoy all of these photos instead
It was suppose to be a 4 mile loop
Instead it was 3 1/2 miles in
and 3 1/2 miles out
But what a day for it
Saw lots of abandoned farm equipment along the trail
When people ask me why I live in California, well it certainly isn’t the taxes that keep me here
It’s parks like these
19450 Marsh Creek Rd
Brentwood, CA 94513
No dogs allowed
We decided to do something fun last weekend, since we live around the Bay area, and we wanted to include out daughter. So we took her on a tour of her technology she uses everyday.
First stop ebay. Ebay 2211 North First Street San Jose, CA 95131 Just grab your kids and go. They will love you.
Next stop HP Cupertino Campus, CA. Now as a special treat I will bring you inside before it’s demolished. HP Cupertino Campus 19055 Pruneridge Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014
Each building has it’s own inside quad for the employees. All these buildings will be destroyed to build the new Apple Mothership.
A lounge. It’s a shame. Most of this stuff is new.
Apple headquarters 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, 95014
Oh the places you’ll go
Need a chip? Intel 2200 Mission College Boulevard Santa Clara, CA
Yahoooooooo Yahoo! Inc. 701 First Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Now where are we? Google maps
Google Headquarters 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 I think everyone one of us use this every day.
The campus is huge. Poke around.
Facebook is a must stop. 1601 Willow Road Menlo Park, CA
And let’s not forget Oracle 500 Oracle Parkway Redwood Shores, CA 94065
This city of glass is very impressive
There is so much to do in the Bay area. Get out there and enjoy!
This first picture is from a hike we did in the end of May 2012. It is the view you will have when entering the park from the Sycamore Grove Park.
We have only done summer hikes here so far. Bring water.
We started on the winery loop trail, and keep to your right when selecting a trail. The trails here are not as well marked as in other parks we have hiked. On the Winery Loop trail you will pass by the parks residence.
You will get to a hill, take this trail to the right. It is Wagon Road Trail. It is a loop, and it will bring you right back to this same spot but to the left. Immediately behind you is Walnut trail.
Make sure you turn around as you are going up to see the view.
We have hiked in a lot of places with high tension wires, but none that were actually buzzing before. Very odd sound, and worrisome too.
If you keep to the right the trail will turn into Cattail pond Trail. The end of this trail loops around and will bring you back to Wagon Road trail to continue the loop.
There is a small dock/platform on the pond.
While standing on the dock, if you look to your right you will see a tree. There is a bench up there to enjoy the view. Skinny cow trail goes from trail up the side of hill to tree. Be warned if you are wearing shorts the trail is full of foxtail.
Then to get back we just followed Wagon Road Trail until it looped back to Winery Loop.
We must come back in the spring and check out the flowers.
Then when Wagon Road trail comes to Winery Loop we went straight on Walnut trail to cut across the flat, and take a left on Winery Loop, so to get a different view on the way back.
There are rattlesnakes. It’s wise to keep all dogs on leash. Also the foxtail causes problems with pets too.
Here is my other trail dog. Hope everyone is having fun with life!