Hearst Castle and the Central Coast

Some of our great friends (Meaghan and Nolan) moved down to Paso Robles earlier this year and we have made it a habit to visit them every few months. This weekend we decided to visit Hearst Castle. Hearst Castle is a National and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. In 1957, the Hearst Corporation donated the property to the state of California and it has since been maintained as a state historic park where the estate.

The Casa Grande entrance (the main house entrance)
Living room all decked out for Christmas
Dinning room
Don't worry, you can even get ketchup and mustard here

Bath house
The Neptune Pool and ancient Roman temple which was
transported wholesale from Europe and reconstructed on site.

Looking up at the house

Amazing tiles from Italy and Greece



Beautiful succulents 

The Roman (indoor) Pool
After we finished up at Heast Castel, we headed over to see the elephant seal colony at Piedras Blancas at San Simeon.

On Sunday Nolan, Duane, Lizzy and I went out to visit Meaghan at work, Justin Winery in Paso. It was such a beautiful day for some wine tasting and a picnic before we headed back up to the bay.

Morning story time with Lizzy 



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