We had a nice time that day, the landscapes were amazing and the drive there too. The road to the top of the mountain was not very wide but the bus drivers knew what they were doing, for sure. I actually got a shot (pic) of a deer as we where heading up to the Castle. I couldn’t believe it because it happened so fast as the bus was moving and my phone outside a window.
The grounds of this Castle was amazing. The statues, the plants and all the flowers perfectly placed and manicured and let’s not forget the views, truly amazing.
We did a tour that took us inside the “Grand Rooms”. They entertained their guest, in this huge room that had giant wall tapestries and a ginormous fire-place with all kinds furnitures from all around the world.
There were these statues as tall as any person in the entryway.
We moved into the dinning room and the first thing you see are huge flags hung all in a row and then you see this even bigger and extremely long table again truly amazing.
After that we went into this smaller room but I can’t remember what they said about it.
Anyway we moved into the pool and game room. It had two different pool tables, with all this different art and furniture.
Our last stop of this tour was the theater. They showed us a silent movie of some of the people of that time.
Then we went through this small door and just like that we were outside. We explored the grounds on our own and again statues, flowers, plants, tree’s and everything in between. We found the out-door pool to be as big and grand as the rest of the property, but it was empty and getting worked on.
So, as we leave to catch the bus back down, they made the indoor pool part of the line to get on the bus. But this pool was amazing, with all the tile work and statues.
When we were finished with the whole tour and got back to our car, we wanted to get something to eat. We found this little place just on the other side of the highway. That Hearst guy sure did own plenty of land. But now the state of California owns it, it even owns the land that this winery and food place was on. I don’t know about the wine but the food was pretty good.
Well, here it is my first story/blog. I hope you like it.
Great Job on your first Blog Deby!
Thanks for sharing! I’m hoping to do road trips in my retirement years. I’m enjoying yours.
Hope to see you on the road. Aloha
See you on the road. Aloha