William Randolph hearst was a visionary. A wealthy one. And with that combination, he built a marvelous home on the central coast of California we call Hearst Castle. It's now part of the State Parks system and definitely a must see. It's worth the drive to this beautiful part of the state. This is the view from my relaxed seated position at the Neptune Pool. This part of the grounds is not normally open to the public. But they've just started allowing self guided garden tours and it's possible to wander the grounds until sunset and enjoy the plants, statuary and awesome views. There are plenty of rattan chairs around to sit and enjoy. And enjoy we did.