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TravelPod Member ReviewsMoonstone Cottages Cambria
Awesome location, accommodation and breakfast - highly recommend.
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... 1919, newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst hired San Francisco architect Julia Morgan to build a hilltop house on what he called his 'ranch at San Simeon'. Their collaboration lasted from 1919 to 1947. morgan designed this Mediterranean look estate and filled it with art and antiques from Hearst's vast collection.
In its heyday in the 20s and 30s, Hearst invited all the great and the good for weekend parties.
Lionel and John Barrymore, Charlie Chaplin, ...
... at whatever location at peace.
In Cambria I was to meet a couple that I had met while visiting my family in the Los Angeles area back in March and recently on this trip. I was born into that house and my dad made friends with them on our last trip there. What wonderful people and i was excited to meet them. They were stuck in traffic thought around the time when they said they would arrive so I had to pass time ...
Well, maybe not a whale of a trip, but for sure a sea lion of a trip! We stopped by a beach that is famous for the numbers of sea lions that nest there. We saw a few large males and a few pups, but the beach was mostly uninhabited. The ground squirrels were out in force, begging scraps from all of the folks who had come to see the sea lions. The day was pleasant, but it was a bit chilly as the sun was beginning to set. We left, drove past San Simeon and the Hearst ...
... the supermoon will be at it's zenith in size. I eat my dinner from a can, the way a hobo would, and set up my scope to get a clearer view of our large spherical satellite.
I fight the exhaustion as long as I could, exasperated by the unnecessary path taken by my comrades and I, just long enough to remember that I had the ingredients for the perfect dessert, sans a cooking fire. Like that's going to stop me. Quickly eating two stone cold S'mores, ...
... and we had magnificent blue skies to make our photos look a lot better! Our last stop was the magnificent indoor Roman pool with the gold and blue tiled floors, walls and carrying the same theme enough the entire pool. I was time to return to the Visitor Centre where we saw the forty minute film about the history of Hearst Castle. We left the castle and headed toward the Piedras Blancas lighthouse, which was closed, so we made our way ...