It's so great to come home from vacation to a three day weekend.
We had a blast on our California Adventure. Gina even straightened her hair for the occasion:
We realized that the party is 24 hours in Gorman, CA:
We enjoyed coffee:
But nothing compared to the end of Wednesday:
We enjoyed breakfast at a trendy little place across the street from our hotel:
We spent a good part of the day Thursday driving:
We noticed some fog ahead:
And then we drove right into it:
We stopped to take pictures and saw the politics of the edge of the country:
We eventually stopped off in Monterey:
After Monterey, we drove, and drove, and drove some more, until we stopped off to see some wildlife, several miles north of our Cambria destination:
They're seals! Don't worry - they're alive. And mating. We saw the big males having their way with any female they wanted.
We also saw some cute moms and pups:
As planned, we arrived in Cambria just in time for sunset:
The next morning, we got up in just enough time to order the Magic Bullet from an infomercial, have breakfast, and go see Hearst Castle:
Just so you know:
The castle itself was pretty amazing. Lots of art, history, and breathtaking views - and also a famous pool that had NO WATER IN IT.
View from the castle:
This is one of the guest houses on the property:
This is a 3400 year old piece of art:
This is the main house - Casa Grande:
Apparently, William Randolph Hearst used paper napkins:
Here's the indoor pool, with 22k gold at the bottom:
After the Castle, there was more driving. A lot more driving.
My turn signal kept going out on account of some loose wiring. We found ourselves fixing it every time we stopped:
Loving the self timer function on my camera:
We finally made it home at 8:30 last night, and were treated to some pretty skies on the 101 by Santa Barbara: