Waiting on the bus to take Tour 2 - Upper Floors of Casa Grande including Hearst's bedroom & study and the kitchen.
The Enchanted Hill - Hearst Castle as viewed from the Visitor Center (with our super zoom camera)
Casa Grande - the main house. Hearst Castle was built over a 28 year period and is uncompleted but full of amazing architecture and art and is a neat glimpse into life in Hearst's time.
The meeting room - guests were expected here each evening for cocktails before dinner and a movie.
Hearst's personal study
The dining room - dinner was served between 8:30 and 9pm and all guests were required to be there. Food was served on fine china, but paper napkins were always used.
The kitchen - it had some neat displays of the china, liquor cabinet, medicine cabinet and ovens/stoves.
One tiny corner of the huge library - thousands of beautifully preserved books.
One of the bedrooms in the Cloisters - every bedroom in the main house and 3 little houses had its own bathroom with flushing toilet and shower or tub. This is amazing since at the time most homes across America still had outhouses and one communal stand alone bathtub.
One of the ceilings in one of the main house bedrooms.
Casa del Sol - one of the little houses. Each little house had several bedrooms and bathrooms, but all meals were served only in Casa Grande. No room service here!
Ocean view coming down from Hearst Castle - at one time Hearst owned over 50 miles of coastline among many other properties.
Shoreline Inn...on the Beach in Cayucos, CA.
Ocean view from our room - so beautiful!
Gorgeous ocean vista!
Elephant seals sleeping on the beach near San Simeon.
This one was flirting with the camera!
Friends for almost 13 years - Jeff & Keri
Montana de Oro park - beautiful views!
Friends at the ocean - Josh, Keri & Jeff