Holiday Inn Express & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Express & Suites Paso Robles
Travel Blogs from Paso Robles
... near the Pier. It was a lovely setting and we had an hour and a half here. Unfortunately we did not really have enough time to go to downtown Santa Barbara so we walked out to the end of the Pier, had a chat with some of the fisherman there who were fishing for Mackerel. They had caught quite a few but they were only the size of our sprats. They were going to fry them for tea.
While walking out on the Pier we looked over the side and saw a sting-ray which ...
... some wetsuits and boards and unbelievably found a parking spot fairly close to the beach. They eagerly entered the freezing cold water with boards in tow. I don't know who was more excited Bruce or the boys. They had a little more trouble this time as the surf instructor knew just how to get them going but they all still had lots of fun. They could all get up on their boards but sometimes had a hard ...
We were on the road to San Luis Obispo by 9:30 am with Robert and Dale. Dale is a young, professional roper from Hawaii who sat in the front seat quietly the first half of the trip. About halfway through he started to warm up to us and started showing his great sense of humor. He helped us quote movies and made us laugh a lot. We got to the roping and the guys saddled up their horses and got ready to compete. We sat in the bleachers and watched the event. We had a ...
So we had a bit of a slow morning getting up and making our way to the airport to pick up our rental car to start our road tripping. Derek woke not feeling crash hot but in my typical fashion said to harden up and ignore it and keep going (more on this later). Catching the shuttle to the airport we met an older Australian (probably early 50s) but what a different women! Let's go with unique! She is on a "gap year" meeting up ...
... the best part of the road yet to come. Pretty soon after Carmel the road reverted to a single carraigeway affair and became more interesting. The Big Sur stretch itself starts just after Carmel and continues right through to here at San Simeon where we are spending the night.
The views are spectacular and the coastline as rugged and captivating as you might imagine. Think of the drama of the Amalfi coastline in a setting more ...