We woke up early the next morning and hurried to get packed again and on the road. It was a 4 hour drive from San Fransisco to Hearst Castle and we had to make it there for our 1pm tour. We drove by tons of strawberry (strawberry fields for-ev-er!) and artichoke fields. It was pretty cool. For those of you who don't know what an artichoke plant looks like, they are huge. I only know because we have one in our garden. So driving past a field full of them is crazy. They need tons of space for them, so there were just fields full of these monstrous plants. We stopped at a farm stand on the side of the road and got some artichokes, (we thought they would be a great thing to bring down to Arizona) local raw honey, pistachios (in like 3 flavors) and gummys for the Princess.
|We were also able to quickly snap these gems.|
10 mins before we got to Hearst Castle, we saw hundreds of Elephant Seals snuggled up on the beach.
|Aw! So cute!|
10 mins of driving later we got to Hearst Castle.
|That top balcony up there was Hearst's private rooms.|
|Neptune Pool. See Venus down there?|
|The indoor pool. See the diving board? So Great Gatsby.|
|Princesses of the castle|
To Be Continued...