Étude – Fini
Papers signed? Check. Money paid? Mostly check. Cruising commenced? Almost check.
Étude – First Sighting in the Wild
OK, OK. So this is almost as good as a Bigfoot photo, but Étude is finally on the water!
Road Trip – This and That
Our road trip from Scottsdale to Seattle yielded a few photos not worth a post of their own but perhaps worth seeing.
We drive the famous stretch of Highway 1, not in a sports car as I'd always imagined, but in the Plucky Corolla.
La Cuesta Encantada – The Cottages and Kitchens
Up the hill for the last time to take a look at the standalone guest cottages and the rooms "below stairs".
La Cuesta Encantada – The Upstairs Suites
Back up the hill we go to see where Castle guests slept.
La Cuesta Encantada – The Grand Rooms
Up the hill we go for the first time to see the famous swimming pools and the ground floor rooms of the main house.
La Cuesta Encantada – The Visitor Center
Citizen Hearst build a house on a hill that would make Restoration Hardware proud.
Itty Bitty Inn
Sometimes, not often, you find the Road Tripper's dream: unique accommodation with wit and style.