Half Moon Bay State Beach RV Trip

We had a very enjoyable trip to Half Moon Bay State Beach this weekend. Probably the main reason is that Kaylee, my daughter who is in her senior year at Santa Clara University, joined us for this RV Trip. It was the first time we have had three in our Big White Box (BWB), but it turned out just fine. Except for having to get up each morning at (gasp!) 6:30am, I think she enjoyed it, too. But since she slept on the dinette turned into bed, there was no helping it’ and she was a good sport about it.

On the road to Half Moon Bay State Beach
On the road to Half Moon Bay State Beach
View from our site at Half Moon Bay State Beach
View from our site at Half Moon Bay State Beach

We grilled both nights, as I wanted to try out the new tee I had installed at my LP tank, so I could run gas to my grill and never have to carry the disposable canisters again. It worked great and was very easy to setup and use.

We also tried kiting for the first time with a Prism Snapshot 1.9. It has to be the perfect pastime for an RVer — works right out of the box with nothing else to buy, can be enjoyed anywhere there is wind and open space, and everyone can enjoy it whether operating the kite or just watching. It was fun learning how to control the kite and making it swoop and turn. It has quite a bit of pull even in moderate wind, and Kaylee was dragged down the beach a few times….of course, a person of my..eh..stature had no problem staying on one place. 🙂

Kite flying at Half Moon Bay State Beach
Kite flying at Half Moon Bay State Beach

My daughter’s boyfriend also joined us for the day, and he caught on to kiting quickly and all three of us enjoyed it quite a bit. Alejandro also joined us for a walk along the nature trail and later for barbecued chicken before having to get back to Menlo College.

Bike Trail on Half Moon Bay State Beach
Bike Trail on Half Moon Bay State Beach
Kay and Alejandro walking on bike trail at Half Moon Bay State Beach
Kay and Alejandro walking on bike trail at Half Moon Bay State Beach
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Lichen
Lichen
Andreotti Family Farm in Half Moon Bay
Andreotti Family Farm in Half Moon Bay

I also ran into a friend form work, Greg Cooper and his wife, and I really enjoyed catching up with Greg who I had worked with years ago. The Coopers are also recent empty nesters who want to enjoy state parks in the area. They purchased a VW van conversion about a year ago and get out about once a month, just like us. I guess it was just a matter of time before re ran into them at State Park. 🙂 they are great people and I wish them many happy miles in their van.

When we camp, we enjoy the daylight hours, but we also enjoy the evenings. Eating, of course, is a great pastime, and we also enjoy board games. Debbie won TWO games of Monopoly the first night, and Kaylee won two games of Yahtzee the second night….it just wasn’t my weekend for board games. We also enjoy reading and listening to music. We hardly ever watch the TV, though sometimes we will bring a movie on the iPad and watch it on the HDTV.

Monopoly at Half Moon Bay State Beach
Monopoly at Half Moon Bay State Beach

A special treat this trip was enjoying the sunset on the ocean while sipping hot chocolate and marshmallows that Kay made for us all. Though we had a beautiful view of the ocean from the RV, the four of us carried our zero-gravity chairs a little closer to the beach and enjoyed the last few minutes of the day while the sun set, and then lingered to chat and just enjoy each others company. This was a treat as the previous evening there had been too much fog to see the sunset. on Saturday, just enough of the fog cleared to make for a spectacular display.

Sunset at Half Moon Bay State Beach
Sunset at Half Moon Bay State Beach
Panorama of sunset at Half Moon Bay State Beach
Panorama of sunset at Half Moon Bay State Beach

The next morning, we were up and out of the campsite by 9am, stopping for coffee at Starbucks before reaching home around 10:30am. I washed and waxed the RV using 303 (for the roof, plastic, and rubber) and WashWax All for everything else. I really have this down to a science! With my special tools and process, I get the entire coach finished in 3 hours. 🙂 after a good cleaning, we put the coach back into storage all ready for the next RVing adventure…next time to Pismo Beach!

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