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Slideshows of California trip

We recently visited California for almost 3 weeks.   We blogged about the visit as we went along.  Although a bit overdue, I compiled the visit into a series of slide shows.

We started our trip by visiting the awesome national parks of Sequoia and Yosemite.  Below are some slide shows for that part of our trip:

Then we spent a few days in the wine country.  We started in Napa and made our way to Sonoma.  Below are slide shows for the wine country:

We then made it to San Francisco, visiting more national parks, Alcatraz, the city, and Haite Ashbury, the birthplace of the hippy movement.  Below are slide shows:

We then headed south to see the Hearst Castle, built by William Randolph Hearst.  Upon leaving the castle, we drove the Pacific Coast Highway up north through Big Sur to Carmel, the hometown of Clint Eastwood.  The next day we drove the 17 mile road through scenic Pebble Beach.  sideshows:

After leaving California, we made our way through Nevada, visiting the Hoover Dam and Las Vegas.  Here are slide shows from that visit:

What’s Next?

In a few weeks, we are planning a 3 month trip to the Northwest USA.  We plan to see Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Titans, Oregon, Washington, Vancouver and Victoria Island.   Talk to you soon!

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