Hearst Castle was the home of William Randolph Hearst, a newspaper publisher and newspaper magnate. He was a very rich man. He furnished his castle/home with art, antiques, and sometimes entire rooms from Europe. After he died his family donated his home to the state of California in 1957 and is now a historical monument. My first visit to Hearst Castle was when I was 12.
This was taken from the bus at the top of the hill. See where the green stops? That is the ocean.
This was taken from the beach. Enlarge and you can see the castle.
I could totally live here if: 1) I had a few full time maids 2) a few full time gardeners 3 )a pool cleaner 4) a full time cook 5) a personal driver or a sweet BMW 6) and a few million dollars. But it's not gonna happen because I am not moving again, it's not for sale, and if it was for sale I can't afford it. So that's that.
After our tour we went to the beach at Cambria for a picnic and a walk on the pier.
My eyes are open, barely. My baby blues are sensitive to the sun bouncing off the ocean waves.
Not sure about the next post yet. I do have a few more up my sleeve so we will see what turns my crank.