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Posted: 05/13/21 07:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When you went above San Simeon, did you see the the elephant seals on the stretch of beach? They are quite a sight and probably the biggest "slugs" I have ever seen. If you have time, Hearst Castle has tours with an amazing history. Remember Patty Hearst kidnapped by the SLA in 1974? Her grandfather built the castle as well as the town of San Simeon with a pier to bring in all his statues and marble as the the nearest port was Avila Beach 25 miles south by road. If you do take 41 to 101, when you get close to Atascadero, honk and I'll wave. Drive safe.

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We spent some wonderful time watching the elephant seals.
We’ve visited Hearst Castle a couple times in the past and had hoped to do another tour, but it hasn’t reopened. We’ve heard maybe July.


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azdryheat wrote:

Morrow Bay to Half Moon Bay is only 223 miles. Not sure why you'd be looking for diesel if you fill up first (unless I missed something, lol). BTW the Gas Buddy app is your friend for finding gas/diesel.


We do use Gas Buddy and Google Earth. We last filled up in Bakersfield and will be due after our stay in Marina.

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Don and Eileen wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

time2roll wrote:

search California bus and motor home map for legal restrictions on length.



Thanks @time2roll!

Restrictions are for motorhomes over 40 feet between San Simeon and Carmel.

Am interested on this and your info benefited me too as I'm planning to take that route again from Monterey to SoCall this first week of June.


We took a ride in our car north from Morro Bay yesterday and were shocked to see RV's heading north of San Simeon on 1. Crazy!


I had my practice.. I've done scarier. It's 120 and Tioga at Yosemite. The unguarded double ravine at Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe.

And most dangerous, I think, no ravines but fully loaded double trailers logging trucks along 101 in Washington barreling downhill at 70mph and overtaking me with my RV, lol.

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I'll never forget how devastated our kids were when we made the drive north and they learned that the "Carmel Valley" they had been seeing signs to for hours actually contained zero "caramel".

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I'll never forget how devastated our kids were when we made the drive north and they learned that the "Carmel Valley" they had been seeing signs to for hours actually contained zero "caramel".

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Don and Eileen wrote:



We do use Gas Buddy and Google Earth. We last filled up in Bakersfield and will be due after our stay in Marina.


The cheapest gas in I-5 is in Pilot at Lost Hills. And best coffee..

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