The Princeton Seafood Co. is located at the Half Moon Bay marina. We saw lots of fresh fish on ice inside its doors, but only one carved out of wood. Photo by Glenn.
A fishing boat returns to its marina berth. Hard to tell if these guys caught anything. Photo by Glenn.
Catchy vessel names are a nautical staple. No bass would resist such an invitation. Photo by Glenn.
Ben has discovered his own little island near the fishing pier. He was attracting quite an audience in the murky shallows. Photo by Glenn.
Dozens of crabs like this one hang out near the fishing pier, seeking protection amid the rocks while waiting to catch a bite to eat. Photo by Glenn.
Roni sits for a portrait at the end of the fishing pier. Visiting Half Moon Bay was her idea. She was researching ideas for a story she wants to write. Photo by Glenn.
A little farther down the beach we found the Half Moon Bay Kayak Co., where several kayaks and surfboards were beached awaiting someone to rent them. Photo by Glenn.
If you come to Half Moon Bay and happen to find your $200,000 yacht missing from its berth, you might want to check out this shipwreck at the southern tip of the marina. This one won't be seaworthy again for a long time. Photo by Glenn.
Part of the beauty of the California coast is the abundance of wildflowers that grow there. These colorful critters were growing all around the marina. Photo by Roni.
The beach along the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail was a popular place the day we visited. This large gathering was a family reunion in progress. Looked like they were having a great time. Photo by Glenn.
Roni pauses for a photo during our walk along the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail. The beach was pretty far below us, and we didn't go down to it. Photo by Glenn.
Glenn experiences "kid in the candy store" syndrome while trying to decide what baked treat to order at the Half Moon Bay Coffee Co. Photo by Roni.
A large slice of chocolate cheesecake awaits our consumption at the Half Moon Bay Coffee Co. Photo by Glenn.
Ben conks out while listening to his iPod as we travel through the Altamont hills north of Livermore on our drive home from Half Moon Bay. Photo by Glenn.
You knew we couldn't get too far into the newsletter without kitten pictures. Katy and Rio are an inseparable pair that have provided us with dozens of cute moments since arriving in our home on July 1. Don't they look sweet? Photo by Roni.
They love to cuddle. Well, most of the time. Katy is tolerating Ben in this picture. Photo by Glenn.
They also like to have their bellies rubbed, as Rio demonstrates with Glenn's assistance on our bed spread. Photo by Roni.
They're a docile, loving and clean couple... most of the time. Photo by Roni
It is their crazy antics that cause us to love them and expend countless digital frames on them. Here, Rio is so eager to get to the food dish that he can't wait to be properly seated. Photo by Glenn.
The kittens are always on the lookout for new trouble to get into... Photo by Glenn.
...And they usually find it. Katy is quite the climber. Photo by Glenn.
She also, evidently, has some talent for vacuum cleaner repair. Photo by Glenn.
Rio is practicing for his future career as a busboy, or else the guy at the carnival who sleeps on beds of nails. Photo by Glenn.
Eevee has tried his best to set the little ones straight on mealtime etiquette, but they aren't getting the message that only the big cat gets to eat the big cat's food. Photo by Glenn.
Eevee says, "Fine then, I'll eat my dinner in the penthouse in peace." Photo by Glenn.
Eevee is getting more playful with the kittens. Katy, in her own way, is reassuring him that he is the alpha cat and in charge completely of the situation. Wow, does she have him fooled! Photo by Roni.
Katy's not much of a lap cat, but she'll occasionally let us hold her. She loves Roni because Roni feeds her. Photo by Glenn.
Naptime is the best time of the day for all concerned. Rio seems to prefer the lid of Roni's laptop. Photo by Glenn.
But if the laptop isn't available, any old hard surface will do for a siesta. Photo by Glenn.
Did we say already that they're cute? Photo by Roni.
If it has to do with pears and it's the end of July, then we are at the Delta Pear Fair in Courtland. One of this year's attractions was a class where visitors could learn how to paint pictures of pears. Photo by Glenn.
Ben brought along his friend Kristin to the Pear Fair. Photo by Glenn.
A hood ornament on one of the vehicles in the classic car show. Photo by Roni.
The best thing about the Pear Fair is all the pear fare. Photo by Glenn.
Roni shows off her pear cooler. Photo by Glenn.
This is a slice of pear strudel, the perfect thing to have for breakfast, which it was. Photo by Glenn.
And of course no Pear Fair would be complete without a bite of a famous Lockeford Meat Co. sausage sandwich. Glenn digs in. Photo by Roni.
If you don't like your pears baked into any of the two dozen dishes available for purchase at the fair, you can also buy them in bulk by the bag. In all the years we've attended the Pear Fair we've never brought home a bag of pears... Photo by Glenn.
...But we always bring home one of the festival's pear pies. This was a good one. Photo by Roni.
As summer vacation comes to an end it's time to head back to school. We wait in line with the rest of the crowd during registration day July 19 at Freedom High School in Oakley. Photo by Glenn.
Ben, Class of 2012, prepares to embark on his junior year. Glenn, Class of 1983, prepares to experience another year of high school vicariously. Photo by Glenn.