Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Travel Blogs from Paso Robles
... 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 ...
... things to see (compared to what still separates us from it). That means there is only one night left. We decided to spend that one in Morro Bay, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
We start the day by visiting the Santa Monica pier. As is with everything here - highly overrated - but that doesn't mean it's not world famous and worth seeing. So we park our car, watch a woman drive hers over one of those concrete block-stop-thingies on ...
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 ...
... lovely California sunset, a lovely evening. The place looked nice so we decided to stay in the Shell Beach Inn a little along the coast at Shell Beach and in the morning spend some more time in and around the town.
We left Pismo and started driving up the Pacific Coast Highway looking forward to the famous views along this coastline. The drive began cold and foggy and as we drove north the ...
... it more amazing as it is a mix of cultures from around the world. They show a 40min IMAX movie before your tour and it explains what W.R. Hearst was all about. It was a bit of a bummer with the weather as this thing is atop a mountain so we were in the clouds. We only got to experience a few of the main rooms but wow. Standout would be the indoor pool complete with gold leaf and glass mosaic tiles throughout. This room is ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility