Around 10am we left the house and headed to Half Moon Bay (the same place we took my parents last Sunday). Our plan was to arrive at Sam's Chowder House at 11am, right when it opened, so that we would miss the Mother's Day lunch rush...and we were successful.
We were able to get the last table that wasn't reserved for those who made reservations - Yahoo! After doing a little research on the internet last night (looking at the menu) we knew that this place was known for its seafood, especially lobster rolls.
We started out with an appetizer sampler which included ahi tuna poke, oysters, clams, shrimp...and Matthew enjoyed a crab cocktail (which he didn't share...lol). DH enjoyed the lobster roll and I had a great salad with blacken shimp; Matthew had speg noodles w/sauce on the side and Robert had a seared tuna. All of us really enjoyed the meal.
After lunch, we headed to Moss Beach in order to walk around the rocky beach (or the shoreline after the tide goes out...looking on-line we knew that low tide would be around 2pm, leaving tidepools for us to explore). When we arrived at the state park portion of this beach, the Park Rangers had more of the shore marked off this weekend due to the harbor seal pups - so we had to find another way to explore some of the tide pools. This meant taking a little hike through a woodsy area and then climb down a cliff in order to get to the beach. Finally we all made it down and spent about 2 hours walking around looking at the hermet crabs, sea anemone, sea stars, rock fish, mussels, etc...and harbor seals.
The day was beautiful! Sunny, in the mid to upper 60s and not much wind to speak of.
Before heading back home, we went to main street Half Moon Bay for some ice cream and other treats.
My mother's day was an awesome day spent with my boys: Robert, Matthew and my DH (who was the photographer this weekend). I am truely blessed!
Thank you for visiting and reading about my mother's day. I hope that your Sunday was filled with love too!
Remember...Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often! Lisa