Weekend Adventure by the Sea

Monday, November 16, 2015 Emily Childers 0 Comments

This weekend we flew into SFO to meet up with Nick's mom Amy for a beach getaway. After a super delayed flight (grrr JetBlue) we arrived late Friday night with barely enough energy left to brush our teeth before bed. The next morning the three of us hopped into the car and drove down highway 1 to Ano Nuevo State Park.

We parked at the trailhead and walked down the road to Highway 1 Brewing Company for some breakfast beer and a quick bite to eat. Everything was delicious. Nick and I even liked the IPA, which is incredibly unusual as we usually hate hoppy beer.


The views were beautiful
With a solid buzz, we walked back to the trailhead and started our hike. The first portion was a walk on the beach (literally). The tide was high so we had fun dodging waves and clambering over rocks to avoid getting soaked.

Heading down to the beach from the parking lot
The sun was warm and the breeze was cool. Perfection.

Amy exploring behind us while Nick naps on my leg. Standard.

After about a mile the hike heads up the bluffs, which was absolutely stunning. We ended up walking just over 8 miles, so by the end of the hike we were ready for some relaxation. Which meant wine tasting. We drove down to Davenport (about 15 minutes away) and made it to the Bonny Doon tasting room just in time for last call.

Fresh flowers get me every time
Not sure what this was but it absolutely needed to be documented
The wine tasted amazing after being outside all afternoon. Bonny Doon's tasting room is cozy with a fun photo setup in the back with a green screen and props. I think the laser boob viking lady may have been part of the photo props but who knows. She was my favorite part of the whole place.

Once again feely a little loopy, we walked across the parking lot to the Davenport Roadhouse, where we were staying in the Bonny Doon Suite. The rooms are in a building behind the Roadhouse restaurant (which we thoroughly enjoyed for dinner). The suite consists of two bedrooms connected by a hallway and shared bathroom. The front room is a bit of a fishbowl as it is on street level with huge windows, but it's clean and comfortable.

We woke up on Sunday morning to rain, which is always a welcome event in California. It cleared up pretty quickly, so we explored Davenport by foot. Turns out the town is about two blocks long and we covered all of it in minutes.

The Davenport Roadhouse
Charming church down the road
Walking up to the other end of town (200 feet away)
For breakfast we went to Whale City for pastries and eggs. The cinnamon roll was amazing, although it had raisins (ew) but I'm a big girl so I worked around them.

Full of coffee and carbs, Amy and I checked out SlowCoast while Nick read in the car. It's a sweet little shop in an airstream trailer with lots of outdoor seating. Everything about this placed screamed to be photographed. Hipster heaven.

With time to kill before we had to be back at the airport, we drove up to Half Moon Bay for more wine tasting at Nebbia.

The clouds had cleared and the day was sunny and gorgeous. We walked around downtown Half Moon Bay and browsed the shops. I fell in love with everything in Oddyssea but was too excited to take any photos. If you're ever in the area I highly recommend checking it out. All of that strenuous window shopping had us feeling nibbly again... So to sate our cravings we decided on a San Francisco staple: soup in a bread bowl at the Half Moon Bay Brewery. I broke the rules and got tomato soup instead of clam chowder. Such a rebel.

With more of a waddle in our step than a spring, we rolled back to the car and drove to the airport. Once again JetBlue had a big delay (this time 4.5 hours) but we were happy to listen to podcasts and watch movies on our tablets. We're happy to be home with our puppies but I'm already looking for an excuse to plan a trip back to Davenport.