Courtyard By Marriott Paso Robles
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... pleasant. The streets were not crowded at all and so we poked around in a number of little shops. I bought a small wall shrine of Our Lady of Guadelupe, a saint for whom I have a thing. I'm not at all sure that David will want it in our house, but it's going in our house. He's lucky I didn't buy a larger one.
We stopped at a grocery store that was called, oddly I thought, Smart and Final. I asked a few store employees the meaning ...
... it is looking a lot less magical these days.
We began our day at the Visitor's Center, close to the town of San Simeon (a town adopted by Hearst as a bedroom community for his workers over the 25 years of construction). At the Visitor's Center, you can buy several different tours. We opted for the Grand Rooms tour, because you get to see most of the big, grand rooms, and also because it was wheelchair-accessible. Katrina didn't absolutely need the wheelchair, ...
... andvalleys below, with views for many miles along the coast. It was built over a span of 28 years beginning in 1919 by William Randolph Hearst, and is filled with his collection of massive tapestries and other artwork. Our tour guide had a pretty grating voice, and we spent a bit too much time in the five rooms we visited, but we were still completely impressed with the mansion. After touring the few rooms we had access to inside, including ...
... far 'swisher' than I thought and I booked it! The main lobby looks like they could light the fire, bring Perry Como back and film a Christmas show. The room is spacious but it needs to be to accommodate the bed. Annie's laid in the other side, reading a book but I can't see her without my glasses. The massive, James Bond film set, bathroom has two sinks, one each! I can't explain why. I keep expecting reception to knock on the door and tell me they've made a mistake with the ...
... that we would because this is the strawberry capital of CA. She was right, as we drove through Arroyo Grande, there were signs advertising strawberries. We stopped at a stand that had other fruit and veggies, but we concentrated on the strawberries and Royal Ann cherries. Wow, they are scrumptious! A trip back there will be on our agenda before we leave Santa Maria!