Though we are out of cherry sours, and may have slowed our pace ever so slightly, the adventures continue and the road trip carries on…
…a castle …
We spent a day looking into the lives of the rich and famous in an era gone by. Hearst Castle, visioned and built by none other than William Randolph Hearst is nothing short of opulent, stunning and rich with detail. It took 28 years to complete the masterpiece!
Our next stop was a look back and a look forward. We visited the university I attended for my graduate program. It was a study in contrasts – witnessing the incredible changes made on the campus over the years since my last visit, contrasted with the parts that remain not only unchanged but incredibly familiar; it was exciting to see the improvements and comforting to feel at home. But, it wasnt just a stroll down memory lane, it was also seeing it through the eyes of my friend who now works for this university and will be part of future change and so many young lives. And… exposing The Kiddo to life on a campus and all that his future may hold.
And yet another study in contrasts; one coastline but two different experiences. Just minutes apart but one is socked in with a freezing damp marine layer and the other glimmering in the sunshine. We have one more day in this seaside gem, guess which beach we are choosing?!
And now, for your
CA DREAMIN’ TRAVEL TRIVIA QUESTION #5 (4pts)
…Googling encouraged… 🙂
Hearst Castle took 28 years to complete, and was designed by the famous and foremost female architect in California. Who was she?
A. Julia Morgan
B. Julia Roberts
C. Julia Stiles
The Road Trip is nearing the end of the road, but we may have one or two things still up our sleeves…you will just have to keep riding along! We love having you along for the ride 🙂
Until next time, you know..
Safe travels: wheels, heart, mind and soul.
Bonnie & The Kiddo