Archive for November, 2010

This is Love

November 19th, 2010

Just a random pic Diz took with my phone of her and Nala cuddling on the couch. Have you ever seen a cat look so happy.

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Yes, that is the couch in the Extended Stay we are crashing at.

Seemingly Random

Review of The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

November 19th, 2010

We recently stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay.  If you follow Robert Scoble you know he lives very near there and walks over to hang out in their restaurant.  So, once you get over the fact that you might take a vacation to get away from it all, and run in to Robert, the Ritz Carlton is a nice place.

We got a double, with a view of the ocean that was nice.  They insisted on turning on the “fireplace channel” on the TV every time they came through.

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The rooms are an ok size, they vary quite a bit based on price, if you pony up there are rooms with their own patios and fire-pits.

The restaurant is pretty good, and they were very accommodating several times when I showed up late and ordered odd combinations of food.

There is no place other than the restaurant to buy a soda. The front desk was really great and got me a few bottles of Coke, which was very nice of them, and they just magically showed up in my room with a nice note.  (Thank you Pearl).

We didn’t try the bath tub, but it looked amazing. The bathroom had interesting art by local artists which was cool, and there were lots of little details through out the hotel that made this a great place to meander around.

2010-10-18 19.19.13The Golf course is amazing, the fog is a nice additional challenge, that really helped make my game a bit more on par with those I was playing. 

I lived in the Ritz in Marina Del Ray for 2 months, and I have to say that the rooms are nicer in Marina Del Ray, but the staff at Half Moon Bay were amazing.

We had a great time, there was an event the first evening that was a bit loud for 2 hours, but other than that the stay was flawless, we live too close to Half Moon Bay to really vacation there again soon, but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Ritz Carlton to anyone who wants to Surf, or Golf in Half Moon Bay.