This Saturday morning we run down Highway 1 through Big Sur to Cambria to spend a night at the San Simeon Pines Seaside Resort; tour Hearst Castle on Sunday morning; and run home via Highway 101 after a late lunch in Paso Robles.
We will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Sat., June 12, 2010 in the parking lot in front of Whole Foods at 800 Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA. (Exit Highway 1 S at Soledad Dr./Munras Ave. exit. Merge right onto Munras Ave. and make the first right on Del Monte Center and the parking lot is on the right.) Bring a picnic lunch. We will stop at one of the State Day Use Areas in Southern Big Sur, Mill Creek or Sand Dollar Beach, for a leisurely lunch after conquering most of the Big Sur twisties. We are staying at the San Simeon Pines Seaside Resort, a quaint older resort on Cambria's Moonstone Beach with fireplaces, a heated pool, a private beach and a very small par 3 golf course (bring a 7, 9, wedge and putter. That's all the clubs you will need to play.) NO PETS PERMITTED. PLEASE BOOK YOUR ROOM DIRECTLY WITH THE RESORT BY CALLING 866-927-4648.
Dinner reservations will be made for Linn's of Cambria.
On Sunday, June 13, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. we will tour Hearst Castle. The Tour starts with a 40 minute film and is followed by a 55 minute walking tour that starts at 11:10 a.m., covers approximately 2/3 miles and a total of 170 stair steps, and is complete at 1:05 p.m. (For those with accessibility issues, an accessibly designed tour will start at after the movie at 11:20 a.m. and complete at about 1:20 p.m.) PLEASE MAKE YOUR OWN TOUR RESERVATIONS THROUGH RESERVE AMERICA.
After the tour we will have a late lunch at Good Ol' Burgers, 1145 24th Street, Paso Robles, CA and then motor home.
On Saturday, July 24, 2010, NorCal MINIs will hold their annual summer picnic at Brannan Island State Recreation Area. We will have a little run through the delta, a swimming beach, water sports and, of course, we will party like only NorCal MINIs' can.
Meet up will be at the KMart parking lot at 3625 East 18th Street, Antioch, CA 94509 at 11:00 a.m. More details, and formal invitations, will be provided next week.