A Slo Weekend: Part One


For Katelyn's 20th birthday we decided to run away from the city for the weekend and explore Crystal's hometown, San Luis Obispo. What we found was a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, lots of cows, and miles of beaches. 


the neptune pool at hearst castle, photo by angeline

the neptune pool at hearst castle, photo by angeline

Hearst Castle is a magnificent estate nestled on over 200,000 acres of farm land on the coast of California. We took the "Grand Rooms" guided tour, which took us through the formal living room, dining room, game room, theater, and through the gardens. 

Katelyn at Hearst Castle, Photo by Crystal

Katelyn at Hearst Castle, Photo by Crystal

Crystal enjoying the sun, photo by angeline

Crystal enjoying the sun, photo by angeline

The architecture was absolutely incredible. As soon as we got off the bus that took us up the hill to the castle, it felt like we entered into the south of France. 

Hannah avoiding the heat, Photo by Katelyn

Hannah avoiding the heat, Photo by Katelyn

photo by hannah

photo by hannah

One of the most interesting things we learned about Hearst Castle was that it was designed by Julia Morgan, the very first woman in California to receive her architects license in the 20's. Every single tile on the property was drawn by her. Girl Power!!

in the gardens at hearst castle, photo by katelyn

in the gardens at hearst castle, photo by katelyn

katelyn by the sea, photo by angeline

katelyn by the sea, photo by angeline

a guest cottage at hearst castle, photo by crystal

a guest cottage at hearst castle, photo by crystal

Hearst Castle was definitely the highlight of our trip. We had a great time wandering through the gardens and exploring the property. 

our babe angeline, photo by hannah

our babe angeline, photo by hannah

inspiring architecture at hearst castle, photo by crystal

inspiring architecture at hearst castle, photo by crystal

Our babes Angeline and Hannah S, Photo by Katelyn

Our babes Angeline and Hannah S, Photo by Katelyn

the rolling hills of the central coast, photo by crystal

the rolling hills of the central coast, photo by crystal

our babe hannah s. photo by katelyn

our babe hannah s. photo by katelyn

crystal by the sea, photo by angeline

crystal by the sea, photo by angeline

Check back later this week for our Slo Weekend: Part Two!