Days Inn Santa Maria
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Continental Breakfast
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I wish I could specify a route on my GPS to ensure that I head for the right roads from the outset.
Obviously wanted to go up the coast road from LA but the GPS took me via 101 as my starting position.
Anyway - on my way - I headed towards the coast and doubled back along the Pacific Coast Highway going back ...
... may be the name of the place. After our experience further north where they were keeping such a tight reign on who sees the elephant seals, surely we couldn't just pull off the road and watch them. Guess what. We could. And everyone stayed behind the lines, nobody bothered them, and we didn't need the least bit of supervision. And the seals treated us like we weren't even there.
I've never seen an elephant ...
... and they took over a whole cove of the beach. Most of them were sleeping along side each other, others in the water playing. It was great to watch. From there we made our way to Hearst Castle. We knew very little about the family that built it but the photos looked amazing. We started in the visitor centre and ate lunch there then wandered the free exhibits. We had pre booked a tour at 4pm as it was the only slot available but we were pretty early. ...
... highway and pounded down the Chex Mix pretty quickly. Then I got to the Milky Way bar, which I ate and then felt really gross afterwards. I realized it was just too much sugar for me. Then I proceeded to have an identity crisis...A Milky Way bar was my downfall?! REALLY?! 8 year old me would be ashamed of who I have become. Then I started thinking about kids and sugar. I remember when I was a kid, when my mom and I would get dessert or candy or ...
... made for fantastic riding weather. I had set a goal for myself of riding 1,000 miles this year. In the month of January alone, I rode over 450 miles. It is a good start for the year. I am sure I won't be riding as much in the colder weather in Washington, but I will push hard to reach my goal.
Look through the photographs taken throughout my stay here. It has been a great time and I will miss spending time ...