Thursday, June 2, 2011

Part II: A castle and other sights.

The next morning we woke up early and headed north. We discovered Highway 154 when we drove back from San Francisco and I love it. It is impossible to describe how beautiful and expansive the views are and of course, pictures don't do it justice.

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We made sure to stop in Morro Bay to get another view of this rock that I swear must have been placed there by aliens.

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We also stopped in Cambria which is the cutest little town, but this time we had one destination in mind: Nit Wit Ridge.

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It's a house made entirely of trash, built by a garbage man with his own two hands over a few decades using materials he found on his trash runs. I can't decide if it's gross or awesome, but it's actually a California historical landmark. Just a very bizarre historical landmark.

Nit Wit Ridge is sometimes called Poor Man's Hearst Castle. Which we saw next.

Oh don't worry, this is just a side entrance to a guest house.
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Gorgeous pool and views.
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Gorgeous grounds.
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Some guest quarters. Love the Morrocan tile.
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The main entrance to the main house, Casa Grande.
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The dining room was probably my favorite.
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Or the indoor pool, literally tiled with gold.
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Actually, as dorky as it may be, my favorite thing(s) about the whole castle were the ornate ceilings. Should I say it again? Gorgeous.
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It's amazing what money can buy.

5 comments:

  1. We took our boys to Hearst Castle when they were in elementary school...they loved it too! It's so impressive!

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  2. It is beautiful! visited the castle a couple of years ago. We went to Pismo for the long weekend and loved it! You should check it out!

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  3. Fabulous photos, thank you so much for sharing with us. Hugs and happy Friday

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  4. What a fabulous photographs, The second one photograph is so terrific. I sure you enjoyed your holidays very much.

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  5. We went to Pismo for the long weekend and really enjoyed there so much. Your all photographs are fabulous and superb.

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