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... and Phyllis (now deceased) didn't mean for this to become such a tourist attraction or to make it a kitsch hot spot. They opened a motel with a difference in the 1950's wanting each room to be unique. Alex had made his fortune in construction building most of route 101 where the inn lies. By all accounts he was an exuberant fellow with a love of all things pink which is evident from the pink roses that adorn the picture perfect front garden to the pink interior, the pink ...
... amazing it makes the drive even more enjoyable. The next stop is Hearst Castle at the end of the day which we thought we could drive up to. Unfortunately it is at the top of a hill and is only accessible on an official tour which is really expensive so we don't do it.
We instead decide to watch the sunset over the sea. We pose for pictures with one another and the views are breathtaking. This has easily made the drive down the coast and a great way to end the day.
... the trip, so we are keen to get out and stretch our legs a bit.
It's just after 4pm, so we circle around a bit and eventually manage to find a parking spot fairly close to some shops. The kids are now awake and bugging us for food. The tricky part is making sure we park somewhere where we won't get a ticket - the kerbs all seem to be colour coded based on how long you are allowed to park there. We thankfully notice this just ...
... a toss up for us as to which is uglier...the manatee or the elephant seals! Next stop was Ragged Point at Big Sur. Here the coast has high cliffs and just incredible scenery. Between the beautiful landscapes and the cool summer temperatures, I will miss this area very much. This was our last day on the California coat. Tomorrow we head east. ...
... which had been recommended by Raisin George [ in fact, he was already there when we arrived ], where you can have a tasting of 5 of the local Central Coast wines and a lovely cheese plate for under $40.
The owner, Aaron, is an affable young sommelier who had just opened 3 weeks prior and was quick to inform of all the attributes of his wines as well as all of his own attributes. The restaurant ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed