Had some time to kill as darling daughter showed up a little late and of course stopped by the two yarn shops in town. Yarns at the Adobe is a really charming little shop:
Great atmosphere - you feel like you have stepped into a fellow knitter's apartment and that they have a serious yarn stash:
A nice little patio out back to sit and knit:
Stopped by to see Nordic Mart, which is primarily a mail order spot for Drops yarns. They display a sample of each of the Drops yarns and a few sweater samples and that's about it:
We headed off to San Simeon and drove a few miles north to see the Elephant seals:
What a sight!
Hearst Castle is an incredible place; the summer "camp" of William Randolph Hearst and now a major California attraction. So much to see; there are a number of tours to take and we settled on the Experience tour which gives you a general view of the place, including those incredibly beautiful pools:
The indoor pool:
Anticipating our question about the cost of running this place, our tour guide told us it costs $2 million a year to maintain Hearst Castle, but that this is covered by ticket sales.
A great weekend!