it was st. patrick's day and we didn't wear a single piece of green. it wasn't until friday that dustin and i were reminded that it saint patrick's day was a mere two days away, instantly reminding me of my thoughts from last year. we attended a parade on saturday morning (holden's very first parade ever), but when the actual holiday rolled around we ended up steering clear of the usual st. patty's day festivities and instead headed to the nearly desolate beaches at half moon bay. we started the morning at the tide pools, finding sea anemones, starfish, hermit crabs, and mussels. we then stopped by a local taco shack for lunch and napped on blankets in the sand into the late afternoon, the crashing waves replacing the need for any sort of sound machine. before heading home, we stopped at the harbor for a quick dinner and one more hour on the beach where holden and our puppy chased one another underneath the pier.
a simple and unusual st. patty's day, but an absolutely perfect sunday.