USA 2014: LA and the Central Coast (California)

Forty five minutes after boarding the plane from Las Vegas to LA, we were landing at LAX. With only 1 day and a half free to do stuff, we went almost straight to the Farmer’s Market, had lunch at The Cheesecake Factory and walked around a bit.


Diner was by Manhattan Beach, but it was a bit windy and not very nice outside… what a pity! The next day was Walk of Fame day… when you’re in LA for just a few days, you have to get to Hollywood, right?! And that was it… LA lasted really little time 😦 !


Tuesday we started our drive through the coast in route to San Francisco. On the way there, my mom managed to be stopped by a Highway patrol, because she was speeding, she was driving at 78 MPH in a 55 zone!!!

The first day we stayed in a little hotel in San Simeon, called The Morgan, really really nice. In the morning we made our way to Hearst Castle, which is amazing, but we were unfortunate enough to catch the pool without any water.

hearst castle

A little ways down the road, at a rookery, we saw a bunch of Elephant Seals moulting (changing skin and hair) – live cam here.


Yesterday afternoon we visited Carmel by the Sea and then proceed to Monterey, where we stayed the night, so we could do the 17 Mile drive today, which is really pretty and totally worthy. A couple of hours later, here we are at San Francisco :).