02/02/2010, Half Moon Bay!
Tomorrow we set sail for Morrow Bay. Why Morrow Bay you say? Well, anytime we can pick up my cousin's husband, Alex, as crew we do. It turns out that he needs to stop in at Morrow Bay to install a ceiling fan in his parents' house. Fortunately for us, his parents are really fabulous people and fortunately for us we've never seen Morrow Bay. That will be fun!!!
But that means that we're leaving HMB which I am not yet ready to do. My mom is here, and I'm going to miss here so, SO terribly. And I do love to watch my mom and my kid interact. They're nearly the same height and they've both got a touch of the devil in them so they look like two little imps ready for mischief and mayhem. They're definitely more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
But what seems to be holding me heart here a little too is that Half Moon Bay has really changed and very much for the better. I had such a wonderful time reconnecting with the town and her people. I thought, gosh, I could live here again. (but for the cold, I just might - it's like Igloolandia here...I'm serious) AND, AND!!! The Ace hardware store in town is AMAZING. I could probably spen a week there and not be cored. They everything ( I mean EVERYTHING) except life ponies and cobras. I found stuff that I didn't even know i needed! (I know, that's probably not a good thing, right?) New Leaf Grocery Store had REAL wasabi - not horseradish but REAL wasabi. And people here are so nice. They look you in the eye and greet you warmly and they say things like please, thank you and excuse me - all things I think are going out of style in Marin.
In short, I'm not ready to leave the town where I grew up. We've re-kindled our romance and I just want it to go on a little longer. I guess I'll have to get used to moving on. I'm not entirely convinced that's a good thing to get used to but it's what it is and all part of the journey. So I guess I'll just say, "See ya later HMB - we'll be back in a spell."