Fourth of July weekend in 2013, I went on a road trip to the Central
California Coast. My first stop was Hearst Castle in San Simeon
near Cambria. Hearst Castle was built by newspaper tycoon William
Randolph Hearst. It is a magnificient villa built high atop a
hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is now run by the State of
California. They offer a few different tours. We took the
"Grand Rooms" tour which gave us a glimpse into the living room, dining
room, morning room, billiard's room, and theater. We were also
able to walk around the grounds and check out the amazing pools!
After visiting Hearst Castle, we went to Santa
Maria to get some Santa Maria style BBQ. It was so
delicious! I first heard about Santa Maria style BBQ on one of
those travel shows on TV. The meat is so tender! We also
went to Pismo Beach and wine tasting in Paso Robles on this trip!
Joy and I have been to the Hitching Post in
Casmalia a few times. We love that steakhouse which was featured
on TV before too. This small little town has almost no cell
coverage, and may only have a handful of buildings. Their
steakhouse is world famous!