We started off at Hearst Castle. No surprise to anyone who knows me, right? This was definitely something that had been on my Life List for a long time, so I was beyond thrilled to finally visit. Unfortunately, it was foggy while we were there, but we didnâ€™t let it slow us down.
We went on a tour of five of the main rooms of the house — a couple of sitting/gathering areas, the dining room, and more. If I could have, I would have taken every tour available, which would have enabled me to see the bedrooms, the kitchen, and the insides of the guest cottages.
I could go on and on about the tour, but Iâ€™m going to restrain myself and instead tell you about the rest of our day.
After we left Hearst, we continued our drive up the coast and soon found ourselves looking at this view:
Even though we knew what we were supposed to be looking for, it took us all a moment to register what we were seeing. Doesnâ€™t that look like a rocky beach? Those floppy rocks are actually dozens and dozens of elephant seals.
After that, we had a long drive ahead of us, as we were on our way to San Francisco, which is, at a minimum, five hours from Hearst Castle. Our drive took us up Highway 1, which included a big chunk of the Big Sur coast.
Around six hours after we left Hearst Castle, we finally made it to San Francisco. Youâ€™re not going to believe this, but it was foggy when we arrived. In fact, while it was sunny as we approached the city, we could see that weâ€™d be ending up in fog:
So here we are and this is the last leg of this vacation. Weâ€™ll be exploring, exploring, exploring, and hopefully Iâ€™ll have some nice photos for you later.