postcard from america

Visiting Hearst Castle is a must if you happen to travel down the Pacific Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Sadly on my trip the weather was foul with thick cloud and bouncing rain and we had absolutely no views of the surrounding coast or countryside from its towering location. The next day, however, there it stood, like a fairy-tale castle in the sky.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

31 thoughts on “postcard from america”

  1. Heavens, you are prolific these days! 🙂 🙂 I’m sure I was there, or certainly nearby, on a blue sky day, but maybe I wasn’t because I can’t pin down a specific memory. It’s possibly just that I’ve seen a lot of photos of it and always meant to go there. This age thing is a bugger, isn’t it? 🙂 Happy Thursday, Jude!

    1. The Thursday and Sunday posts are scheduled, as are the Monday macro ones so it is just the ones I am doing to link to Cathy or somewhere new that I have been to. I’m sure you’d remember this place if you’d been there. It’s quite extravagant!

      1. I know! Think I might be confusing it with the park in San Diego. Entertaining a small person today so I’d quite like a bit of sunshine 😃

    1. Now they just buy super yachts and have them moved all around the world so they can spend a few days being seen in the right places. Cynical? Me?

        1. This 21st Century drives me crazy altogether, it is difficult to pick out a single country which hasn’t got huge problems. And the gap between the rich and poor just seems to be getting bigger.

        2. Sometimes I wonder if I am just becoming an ‘old’ person, but then I look at the state of things in the world and know that things are getting worse.

    1. Too late for another visit though. In fact a section of this highway was closed for quite some time due to a landslip I believe until recently.

    1. We watched the movie “Building the Dream” which was most impressive, except I get a little queasy watching films on those huge screens!

    1. Well we did get the tour around the house – fortunately I hadn’t booked the tour around the grounds! But the views from up there must be magnificent.

  2. Look at the size of this place! It makes me wonder how much space does anyone really need? The older I get, the more I find this kind of excess disturbing.

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