30 Before 30: Go to Hearst Castle
Last weekend, I crossed another thing off my 30 Before 30 list, which was Go to Hearst Castle. Before I tell you about our little weekend trip, I have to say that I'm a little amazed at how quickly I'm completing the list. I thought it would take me a lot longer to complete these little adventures and that there would probably be a mad dash at 29 to complete a lot of them, but maybe I can do a 30 Before 30 Volume 2? Who knows. Okay, and on to our weekend trip..
Saturday, Z and I made the 4 hour drive to visit and tour Hearst Castle at San Simeon. It was fun to drive along the beautiful California coast and get a lot of talk time in. Right when we arrived, we hopped on a bus and went on our Cottages and Kitchen tour. We saw 3 cottages where the Hearsts' hosted guests like Winston Churchill and other silent film actors and strolled through the kitchen which is still larger then a lot of restaurant kitchens to this day. It was interesting to see the wealth and design, but it just seemed lonely being on a coast with nothing else around and also you never got a glimpse into who the family really was besides the fact that they were wealthy. The whole thing made me happy and thankful to be living in our little Menlo Park abode. Our home isn't anything crazy, but it is homey, comfortable, and full of nick knacks that are intrinsically us.