Carmel Valley Ranch
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Fantastic family orientated vacation location. Lovely accommodation, very helpful staff and activities galore!!
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Mummy We left Santa Barbara at about 11 am. First stop was Morro Bay to see the volcanic rock that peaks out of the ocean. Also got a glimpse is some seals or otters. Couldn't quite make out as they were located in the distance. Next stop was Hearst Castle. Amazing estate. Had a tour outside and inside! 4.5 miles north of Hearst Castle we stopped …
... for a golf cart to whisk us down to our gate. It certainly made that long trek very easy for Mike. Yay Air Canada! Arriving in San Francisco after a bumpy flight, they had a wheelchair waiting and this delightful young lady wheeled Mike to baggage claim, scored us a luggage cart and then had her male colleague take the bags all the way to the air tram where we headed for Avis to pick up the car. Not sure that a Kia SUV rates a place in the Carmel Concours ...
... we realized how unreasonable it would be for us to not go in just because of $10 split 5 ways so we re-grouped and decided to enter. As soon as we started on the 17 mile drive (which is supposedly one of the more scenic roads in California (it better be since you have to pay to go on it)) we all felt like peasants. I even mistakenly read one of the signs near the golf course labeled “pedestrian pathway” as “peasant ...
... of the group... so I needed somewhere to leave my bag for a few hours. Remember my cousin Anne, back in New Zealand? Well, she happens to have a friend, Sharon, who lives in Santa Cruz, just up the coast from Carmel... and she had got in touch with her to let her know I was going to be visiting the area. So Sharon so kindly drove down the coast to come and meet me in Carmel, where we went for a drink and a long walk along the entire Carmel ...
... they were for a concert or special event. But no. Hearst Castle have closed their restrooms due to the California 1 in a 100 year drought. Only chemical toilets were available. That seemed strange but anyway. Even stranger they were branded as Honeyhuts. But that's enough toilet talk. Got into the entrance area of Hearst Castle and realised it was quite a grand-scale production. First you had to book a tour. The earliest we could get was 12:10. I told aEvan if we couldn't ...