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A long but pleasant ride.
Went to Shaw's Steakhouse for dinner and had a bottle Syrah with a Chicken Caesar salad.( Well not the whole bottle - not at the restaurant any way ; had a couple of glasses and took the bottle back to the motel to finish it). It was a nice change from my normal Bud Lite or Diet Coke.
... We're about out of daylight, it's the end of the day, we skipped the Hearst Castle as it was after 4 pm when we passed it. We decide to head inland a bit where the towns are and find a place to stay. We wound up in a city called Santa Maria. Ever heard of it? Neither had we. But we won't forget it soon.
It's in farm country, not near the coast. I do a bit of cursory searching online and find an old time hotel ...
... The estate included the castle and three smaller buildings. Two with Spanish design one Italian. We visited one of each. There is also in indoor and outdoor pool, tennis courts and a zoo. He invited celebrities and others to join him for holidays here and it was a honour to be asked and everyone had there own bedroom and maid. In the evenings they would have dinner in the castle in the dining room. We didn't get to see it in the tour. After the tour ...
... isn't it funny that kids are really the ones who love to eat this stuff, and they're also the ones that go BIZONKERS when they eat it? If adults could woof down a dozen donuts and then feel well enough to go bounce around Discovery Zone (do they even still have Discovery Zone?!?!!) for 2 hours this could be a very different world...
The things you think about on road trips.
PS I just googled Discovery Zone to find out they ...
I have already ridden 100 miles for the New Year. The weather has been almost perfect for the first week of the year, although we did have one day of overcast yesterday.
I started the year on the 2nd with a 14 mile ride. The morning of the 3rd I rode 5 miles of wind sprints. I took the weekend off to spend time with family and watch some football. Monday ...
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1725 N Broadway, Santa Maria | 3 star hotelfrom $102
2100 North Broadway, Santa Maria | 3 star hotelfrom $100
2061 North Roemer Court, Santa Maria | 2 star hotelfrom $145
1514 S Broadway, Santa Maria | 2 star hotelfrom $72
210 Nicholson Avenue, Santa Maria | 2 star hotelfrom $100
2079 N. Roemer Court, Santa Maria | 2 star hotelfrom $83
839 E. Main Street, Santa Maria | 2 star hotelfrom $84
1995 South Broadway, Santa Maria | 2 star hotelfrom $81