In May 2007 we made a trip to the West Coast staying
at our timeshare near San Luis Obispo, California. The weather was
perfect. We spent several days exploring the various beaches and small
towns in the area and also drove up Route 1 to San Simeon and toured the
Hearst Mansion. Here are the few pictures I took. I guess I was having
too much fun to look for photo-ops.
We took a scenic drive from the San Jose, Ca. airport to San Luis Obispo
stopping at a Bear Gulch National Park for a short hike
Looking up the hiking trail
View of Avila Beach and ocean from our 5th floor condo
Another view from condo of a nearby golf course
Sunrise thru the fog
View of our timeshare (the pink building)
from Avila Beach
Mike at Avila Beach
Looking down Avila Beach pier
Seagulls on pier let me get "close-ups"
Kathie at Ocean Dunes near Pismo Beach
Old Mission in San Luis Obispo
Sign on Old Mission Church
Inside the church
View of square from church steps
Riverwalk in downtown San Luis Obispo
Another Riverwalk view
We spent two days visiting the Hearst Mansion
at nearby San Simeon
Looking up at the entrance of Hearst Mansion
View of pool and surrounding area taken from steps of Hearst Mansion.
Picture taking of inside was prohibited
Another view of the pool
One of the ornate entrances
Unusual fountain. The landscape was spectacular. I wish I had taken more
View of the ocean in the distance from one of the many patios
Ocean view along our route 1 drive to San Simeon
Mike at ocean overlook from route 1
We spent a day hiking the Pinnacle Trail at Bear Gulch National park
Mike along the trail. We began hiking around noon- probably the hottest
park of the day.
Parts of the trail were so close to the rock edge that hand rails were
installed. I was VERY thankful for them!
Another view near the top
This part of the trail had footholds chipped into the rock wall (like a
ladder) with a hand rail to help pull yourself up. I was petrified but
there was no turning back at this point!
The trail went thru a tunnel cut in the rock. Whoever designed this
didn't let ANY obstacles get in the way!
Another day. Mike takes pictures of the "golden hills"