Sandy Beach Inn
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... php It also has a bakery which is well known, so we stopped off for morning tea here. Coffee/chocolate milkshake and carrot cake went down a treat! See attached pics.
We then drove to Pismo Beach which wasn't too much further south. Pismo was a lovely large beach with a pier. We parked the car and walked along the pier, and got to see dolphins swimming close to the pier which was really cool! We then walked to the beach, paddled our feet ...
... we left for home to get ready for dinner. We were hoping to find something casual where the kids could run around and play. Myles, Sam Jackson, and Catherine had been having fun all day together, and we didn’t want it to stop now. We found the most ideal place imaginable that was outdoor, next to the ocean, with gorgeous gardens and sand to play in for the kids, allowing ...
... so Larry put on a cheesy Disney movie for us - College Road Trip. Tara says Steve and I were te oes laughing the loudest ... Oh dear ... !! Arrived at our Santa Barbara hotel a little after 5pm and had a frantic checkin - Sean & Tara's room is in a different building to ours and then all bags but Tara's turned up in one room. Had trouble getting anyone to answer the phone to ensure we had a table for dinner and then the washing machines were full already ...
Our first stop today was the absolutely incredible Hearst Castle, sitting on top of a hill in San Simeon. We had a nine o'clock tour of the Grand Rooms and we made our way to the visitor centre to collect our tickets before boarding the bus and starting the tour. We were met at the bus stop by our guide for the next 45 minutes, and she took us straight into the house, the reception, dining, smoking, and the billiard rooms. It ...
... the road again, heading further south through the fabled 'Big Sur' region. We were not disappointed. Dramatic mountains tumbling down into the Pacific Ocean, crystal clear streams and giant Redwood forests. Every twist and turn of the road gave us breathtaking views of the coastline, and luckily, the fog held off. On our road trip through the Big Sur we sipped hot tea in the Big Sur River, hiked through a Redwood grove, marvelled at a waterfall spilling onto ...
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