Scenic drive from Pebble Beach to the Hearst Castle

We drove the scenic highways on our way to Hearst Castle in California.  During the trip, we saw the iconic 17 mile road through Pebble Beach and Hwy 1 that runs through Big Sur.  The scenery in this area is breath-taking.  We stayed a night in Carmel but never got a sighting of Clint Eastwood – bummer!

Hwy 1

Hwy 1

This curious guy was pictured in Carmel

This curious guy was pictured in Carmel

Carmel

Carmel

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

17 mile road

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Monterey

Hwy 1

Hwy 1

Hwy 1

Hwy 1

The Hearst Castle was built by William Randolf Hearst, a newspaper icon in the early 1900’s.  The castle took 28 years to build and because he owned over 30 homes, he only stayed at it a few weeks per year.  But he spared no expense.  It is now a national park.

Hearst Castle - pool anyone?

Hearst Castle – pool anyone?

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle - large dinners

Hearst Castle – large dinners

Hearst Castle - pool anyone?

Hearst Castle – pool anyone?

This home theater was state of the art for 1938

This home theater was state of the art for 1938

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