Hearst Castle at San Simeon

Published January 25, 2014 by Jana

I visited Hearst Castle at San Simeon.

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It is waaaay up a hill.  They drive you up in tour buses, and it was a little scary!  See the little bus?

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I have seen so many pictures of the amazing pool there that I had to go since I was so close.  Turns out, there are 2 amazing pools.  One outside, the Neptune Pool, is the one I recognized.  And the indoor Roman Pool.  I would take either one.

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The grounds are lovely as well, with a huge variety of shrubs, flowers, trees and succulents.  I don’t know what all these are, just beautiful. 

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And the hummingbird, I took a whole bunch of pics, but this is the only one that is decent.

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I wandered around the grounds for hours, they let you do that on the outside.  You have to go on a tour of the inside, choosing 1 of 3 options.  I didn’t really care which one, so I took the one with the next bus.  It was the Grand Rooms tour, so I saw the Grand Rooms.  I don’t get too impressed with inside stuff, but it was striking.

Later,

Jana

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

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