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 6/27/2004 5:48 PM
 
 Modified By johnchurn  on 2/21/2013 10:55:33 AM

We stayed at a coast to coast park in Avlia Beach, which was one of our favorite parks of all times. On Thursday nights, in downtown Availa, they always had a street party. Vendors, music, food.
The park was about 35 miles inland near Morro Bay. From Morro Bay it was about 40 miles up PCH 1 to the Hearst Castle. This was the California competition to the Biltmore house on the East Coast.To be built in the 20's it was amazing. They had their own water system, indoor plumbing, electricity. It was a city within itself.
There were four tours in all. We only did one but it was well worth it.
We have a few shots of what it looked like.

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 6/27/2004 5:51 PM
 
 Modified By johnchurn  on 2/21/2013 10:56:11 AM

It was about 20 miles off coast to the complex. When you look at the picture of Susie sitting on the porch, it only looks like a couple of miles.
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 6/27/2004 5:53 PM
 
 Modified By johnchurn  on 2/21/2013 10:56:39 AM

This was one of the outdoor pool areas. They had two. One inside and one outside.
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 6/27/2004 5:57 PM
 
 Modified By johnchurn  on 2/21/2013 10:57:12 AM

This would be a mansion even in todays standards. To make a caparision, it was built in the 20's and I saw a special on Graceland the other night on TV and they were calling it a mansion built in the 70's. Not even in the same league.
If you are in the area, it is well worth your time.
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 6/28/2004 11:09 AM
 
John, Did you purchase your MH last year at the Pomona RV show in California? Just curious, I thought I recognized your picture.
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 6/28/2004 4:40 PM
 
Must have been a look a like.
We brought our RV in Winter Garden, Fl in November of 97.
We didn't get to do the Pomona RV show but I understand it is really a big one. We did the one in Tampa this past year and it was great. Big Bad John & Runaround Sue

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 1/8/2010 3:38 PM
 
 Modified By johnchurn  on 2/21/2013 10:58:32 AM

The Hearst Castle was about 40 miles up the coast from Morror Bay. Great drive with lots of flat beach.

This was taken at the bottom of the entrance to the Castle . It 's about 5 miles up the road to the castle and that might not seem much in todays time but you have to keep in mind this was built in the 20's and everything had to be taken up via horse and wagons.

The old electric panels and fuses were so barbaric and antique that it's hard to believe they were some of the first to have electricty. Lots of tapistry's and wood trim.

The tours were broken up into 4 segments because there are so many things to see. We did the inside dining and media area, which included the pool area's insdie and out.

We missed the bedroom area and the 2 other tours. Maybe some day we will get back.

This would be a good time for others to fill us in on the other area's we missed.


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 2/21/2013 10:59 AM
 

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