Early on Sunday, we drove down to the Central Coast towards Southern California to a town in San Luis Obispo. It took us about 3 1/2 hours to get there, which wasn't so bad. I used the opportunity to catch up on sleep! We were able to make it to Hearst Castle by 3pm. If you ever get the opportunity to visit this amazing place, do so! It's so worth it.
We took Tour 1; which was the recommended one for first time visitors. Now the Tour 2 showcases two amazing libraries, so I really want to go back to check those out next time, for sure! By the way, you can click on the photos to enlarge them.
Hands down though, my favorite part of the tour! The Roman Indoor Pool. (Isn't it obvious I have a thing for gorgeous swimming pools?) The word 'GORGEOUS' is an understatement to describe its grandeur.
We spent the last few hours over there with the trip to the beach -- Pismo beach, to be exact. I love this place! Perfect weather. White sands. Quaint shops. It really was a nice way to end the trip.