|We checked out of the room early had breakfast and then headed to the coast and the Hearst castle. We had heard that tours r supposed to b bought in advance but we parked at 8:55 and got on the 9:00 bus. This is a 15 min bus ride up the mtn where the castle is on top. The guided tour was 40 mins and then you could wander the grounds for as long as u want. It was noon by the time we got back to the srx and it was apparent we weren't getting too far today so we got a room at San Simeon and went for a drive a bit North and spent some time walking along the shore. We also stopped to watch the sea lions that come to the area this time of the years, hundreds of them in some of the bay's. We then drove to San Luis Obispo, we checked out the mission there but it is right in the middle of a shopping area that was a lot like the one we found in Palm springs. Very trendy and streets just packed with people. We headed back to the room and spent some time on our balcony, it got to 78 today. Room is 69/night but gas is more 2.49.