Ocean Palms Motel
Travel Blogs from Pismo Beach
Pacific coast highway 6-7 April by Martin
With two days to spare before needing to be in San Francisco, we decided to fill the time by renting a car and driving up the Pacific Coast highway.
I wanted an american muscle car but unfortunately our economy rental didn't cover those and we got offered a Fiat 500 instead. The rental guy must have seen the disappointment in ...
... Henry Institute to take the flat off and fit the spare.
I have always wondered about the middle of nowhere. It seems to imply that nowhere has a periphery. Anyway, the Extraterrestrial Highway may be in the middle of nowhere, but we did overtake a Walmart truck.
Tonopah starts off as a collection of sensationally delapidated hovels with brand new V8 pick-up trucks parked in front of them. The next town (barring Rachel) is two ...
... full moon. *just to add, while sitting here typing this a second cop is about to drive by our tent site! It is a) really safe or b) a crime prone area....? Caitie is keeping in touch with folks back home, phone calls and post cards while Megan is looking at the sights ahead, What to see next... Night all, sweet dreams (even though it is midday for you Aussies!) xx Could be a couple of days old by the time you read this as tent sites don't have wifi... sorry for the ...
... In the afternoon we arrived at Hearst Castle - a huge estate built 6 miles up on a hill by Mr Hearst a millionaire in the 1920's. Crazy place built with influences of every century in history and obscene lavish architecture. We saw where he played tennis with Charlie Chaplin and watched movies with yCarey Grant. He also had the largest private zoo in America including polar bears. All animals ...
... it's always that way, hardly worth putting the wetsuit on! A bit tired from the day, and mum still a bit jetlagged, we opted for a pizza delivery for dinner. I tried to inform mum that large here is not like large at home and that a medium would be sufficient, but she wanted a large so that's what we got. You should have seen her face when the gigantic pizza arrived. She's going to be eating it for day's ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking