Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Great Pumpkin!

I have been thinking about Halloween lately, while getting my house decorated for the season.
Last October 23 was our 30Th wedding anniversary. For our celebration, we took a trip up the coast to Half Moon Bay. This quaint seaside town is about 45 minutes below San Francisco. We decided to stay at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. (You can see this beautiful hotel in the movie, American Wedding)


This is my husband Mark, and this is our view. It was beautiful!! Mark played some golf on their lovely course. This particular hotel is just a lovely, pampering, enjoyable experience.

One of the things that Half Moon Bay is known for is, the giant pumpkin contest in mid to late October. We took a little drive to see the winning pumpkin. It was something crazy, like 1200 lbs.



That's me standing next to one of the giants!! The picture that you see of the French chateau is a bed and breakfast inn that we also stayed in on this trip. It is in Moss Beach, which was just up the road from Half Moon Bay. We had a great time there as well.





Here is another view of the Ritz. This is me standing at the entrance to to hotel. They have it decorated beautifully for the Fall.
It was nice reminiscing about our trip last Fall. This Fall is all about our daughter Amanda's wedding. She is getting married 3 days after our 31st anniversary. (6 weeks and counting)

I hope you enjoyed my little tour.
Have a wonderful day!

26 comments:

Simply Me Art said...

Wow, What a Trip and 31 years together. Amazing,must have been a Wonderful time of year to go up the coast. Have a great day.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh Rosemary, we spent our first honeymoon night at the rose inn almost 20 years ago. It is a very special place to me and us. I remember every year going there as a little girl picking pumpkins. You should have seen Half Moon ay 40 years ago. Even charming then. Early congratulations Clarice

FrenchGardenHouse said...

oh, Rosemary, what a wonderful trip! I love it there, too. It was a toss up this time.

When I go next year, I will be asking you about the B&B at Moss Beach. I adore Moss Landing!
Lidy

Deb said...

What an amazing spot. Our Anniversary is Oct. 29th ~ must be the month that couples who love the Autumn season choose to get married :-}

Inspired Tokens said...

A lovely trip indeed! What beautiful pictures and memories you have. Love the fall pictures.
My 36th wedding anniversary is next week - husband out of town on business...so sad! Perhaps I can convince him to travel to the Tetons upon his return!

KLKinFLA said...

What a fun trip! Those pumpkins are beautiful...as are you! And mostly, congratulations on 30 years of marriage.
Karen

Jerusalem said...

Oh what a fun trip! We are about to take a fun trip for our birthdays and I am so excited. My little boy really loved the big pumpkin! I loved the red truck it was sitting in front of!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Rosemary, what a beautiful trip you took. Spectacular golf course. looks like so much fun. And how neat to see you too..you tiny little thing you! so cute! Those pumpkins are something else.

Rhoda

PAT said...

I enjoyed your trip Rosemary. What a beautiful place!

Pat

Lisa said...

Rosemary you are so pretty! That looks like a great time! I have been to Half Moon Bay! It was lovely! I bet you are so excited about the wedding! That pumpkin is amazing! Thanks for the great pictures!

Sweet Remembrance said...

I love Half Moon Bay & Moss Beach...We lived in the bay area for a couple of years and loved to go there! Thanks for sharing...
Priscilla

Susie Q said...

I loved seeing you in the photos! You are so pretty!
And your husband...handsome!

I have been to Moss Beach! I know where this all is! It was several years ago and Bill was stationed on a ship in Alameda. Dan and I spent 3 months of the Summer with him and we traveled all over. Loved Half Moon Bay.

Congratulations on number 31! We just had 29...: ) It does get better doesn't it?
Hugs,
Sue

Gretchen said...

Great photos! Goes to show people are meant to have life mates. Hubby and I just hit our 19th anniversary last month. Most of our friends are on their second, third or fourth marriage. We're the odd ones.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Now that looks like a trip to remember, and it was so lovely seeing those gorgeous photos of you and your hubby! I think it's wonderful you met when you were 16-how romantic! x

Niesz Vintage Home said...

What a lovely place!

And congratulations on your soon to be anniversary!

Kimberly :)

Monica said...

looks like a wondeful trip ,such spectacular views!
Wow I ould love to see those pupkins uplclose, that is unreal!Happy early annivesary!!!

Robyn said...

Oh how I do love Hald Moon Bay! Just lovely memories and lovely photos! Thanks for sharing

Ashley said...

oh fun! you are pretty and petite aren't you? how darling! i love the RITZ! never been to that one but they seem to spoil people well, huh? your hubby is such a nice-looking man. it's delightful to see you. blessings.

the feathered nest said...

Really great pumpkins! Looks like a fun trip. Thank for sharing those wonderful photos.

Manuela

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I was just thinking about going to Half Moon Bay. It's less than an hour away. We used to go there and get mussels off the rocks and take them home to steam them. Steamed fresh mussels with butter and garlic...Mmmm! It's places like this that make living in the SF Bay Area so great!

Lallee said...

I love Half Moon Bay. We stayed at a B&B our last trip. I love the coast line to the south. We were there during pumpkin time, too.

tongue in cheek said...

Congratulations to your daughter, you must be so excited!

That PUMPKIN!!!!

Unbelieavable!

JANET said...

Hi Rosemary,
My husband and I had our 30th anniversary last October too! What day in October did you get married? Ours was the 16th, and since the year was 1976, I still claim to be a "bicentennial bride."
Love the photos of your trip, especially the great pumpkins!

Allison said...

Hi Rosemary, such an incredible place!! Wow, I'd love to stay there too. The pumpkins are also amazing. You are soooo cute! So fun to see the picture of you standing next to that giant pumpkin. And what a fun month to have an anniversary. I can't believe you guys have been married for over 30 years!! You guys look way too young! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful trip.

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

KJ said...

Isn't our coastline fabulous!!! What gorgeous photos! I also enjoyed the "great" pumpkins and the beautiful pumpkin display!

Best Blessings, KJ

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a beautiful place!