May 29 - 31

Memorial Day Weekend

This year's Memorial Day weekend was fill with many activities, seemed like each day we did something planned or unplanned.

On Saturday the weather was sunny and nice and drove up to San Mateo to deliver the window picture frame. Toby's parents loved it! After a short visit we spontaneously drove over to the coast and Half Moon Bay. We walked along Main Street before setting for an early dinner at It's Italia. Here we had a wonderful Italian dinner. We then drove out to Pillar Point and out along the pier, it was a little cooler by the water but very clear.

On Sunday morning we rode our bikes out to Le Crepe in Menlo Park by the train station and had a nice outside breakfast with crepes and orange juice. That afternoon and evening we headed up to San Francisco with Stephanie to watch "Sex in the City 2" with the gang and to celebrate Louie's birthday (see separate page).

Monday we headed up to the Purisima Open Preserve and hiked along Harkin's Ridge along the coastal range. The weather was a bit cooler and cloudier than the previous day but made hiking easy. On our way back home we stopped for a Mexican lunch at Hola's in Belmont... yum!

  • The 'window' frame with old Murphy family kid photos.

  • Sunday, biking to breakfast in Menlo Park.

  • Sunday, biking to breakfast in Menlo Park.

  • Breakfast outside at Crepe Cafe in Menlo Park.

  • Breakfast outside at Crepe Cafe in Menlo Park.

  • Saturday afternoon in Half Moon Bay. At "Half to Have it"

  • Half to Have it store in Half Moon Bay.

  • Sipping on a margarita at It's Italia restaurant in Half Moon Bay.

  • Alan in Half Moon Bay.

  • Toby along the pier at Pilar Point Half Moon Bay.

  • Toby along the pier at Pilar Point Half Moon Bay.

  • Monday morning hiking in Purisima Open Preserve

  • Monday morning hiking in Purisima Open Preserve

  • Monday morning hiking in Purisima Open Preserve

  • Heading out to Harkin's Ridge trail.

  • Toby and Alan on the Harkin's Ridge Trail.

  • This was a lovely hike, we really enjoyed it.

  • Caterpillar.

  • Interesting perspective of a tree.

  • Toby at a fog covered shoreline.

  • Pretty wildflower Part 1

  • Pretty wildflower Part 2

  • Pretty wildflower Part 3

  • View of the Open Preserve.

  • Toby at the highest point on the Harkin's Ridge trail.

  • Alan surveying the land.

  • Pretty wildflower Part 4

  • Toby in a sea of California poppies.

  • Toby along the Harkin's Ridge trail.

  • Toby along the Harkin's Ridge trail.

  • Time for a snack!

  • Taking a rest before our hike back up hill.

  • Toby along the Harkin's Ridge trail.

  • Alan along the Harkin's Ridge trail.

  • Memorial Day lunch at Hola's in Belmont.

  • Memorial Day lunch at Hola's in Belmont.