My mom came down for a visit and we drove along the coast to Monterey and then to Hearst Castle. I've grown up in Southern California my whole life and i've NEVER been to either of these places. Hearst Castle is more North and Monterey is way more North. lol
Anyway, it was AWESOME! Monterey is ADORABLE and Hearst Castle is STUNNING! I want to live in one of the guest houses forever. Or at least until my Malibu Beach House is ready for me to move into. :)
This was one of my favorite statues on the grounds...
This is the view of the Pacific and the town of San Simeon from the top of the castle grounds. Stunning!
Just another statue- he's so cute! :)
This is one of the guest homes facing the mountains. I think it's called a "hill view" home. They are adorable and I want an ocean facing one! Clearly i'm easy to please. lol
How cute is this? She's holding a frog with a crown in the palm of her hand and she stands at the very top of a 3 tiered fountain.
This gorgeous statue is located inside the indoor movie theatre. And when I say movie theatre, I mean it. Mr. Hearst didn't have a small screening room- it was a HUGE theatre lined with probably 20 of these statues.
This is the entrance to the Neptune pool...the most stunning pool in someone's "home" i've ever seen.
This is Monterey at dusk- the waves crashing over the rocks. So pretty, but chilly!
Random lighthouse I saw while driving. L-O-V-E
How cute is this? It's a little bronze statue of Dennis the Menace in Monterey! They have a Dennis the Menace park! It's awesome. :)