Friday, 10 June 2011

Hearst and That Road

So heading down highway 1 the pacific coast highway and you get to somewhere I've been looking forward to see, the Hearst Castle. William Randolph Hearst spent decades building the massive house and guest bungalows on the family ranch, which at it's height I'm sure the guide said was 250,000 acres, so not a smallholding. The house played guest to Howard Hughes, Chaplin, movie stars and the most famous people in earth including Churchill. So needless to say it's impressive and also stuffed with several museums worth of art and ancient artefacts. Overall it's massively impressive and set in fantastic ranch land, very special.

Back on the highway for spectacular scenery and sweeping up and down hillsides along the coast and the pacific shiner in the sun. So some things don't live up to your own imagination - well this does.

Then staying at a motel, well that's a good days work in my book.

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