Since we were in the area anyway, what the hey, it seemed like a good idea to plan a trip to La Casa Grande, otherwise known as the main house at Hearst Castle in San Simeon. We grabbed a quick breakfast at The Oaks Hotel in Paso Robles and headed downtown to shop at a few stores before driving 45 minutes to Hearst Castle for our tour.
We pulled into the parking lot and quickly found a spot. Maybe Sundays at the end of October are not that busy? But we weren't taking any chances. As we walked toward the Visitor's Center, I spied a row of outhouses. Not the small, smelly kind. The bigger, more modern types. Hey, let's make a pit stop, I suggested. Barbara was standing outside asking me how I opened my door because she couldn't open any of the other doors.
She went in after I came out, and I noticed a guy standing there, hopping from one foot to the other. Back and forth. I almost yelled, "Hey Barbara, hurry up, there's a guy out here who has got to GO." But I didn't. That would have embarrassed the dude. Should I? Shouldn't I?
When Barbara came out, she showed me the other outhouses and how all the doors were nailed shut. Uh, oh, I don't think we were supposed to use them. Maybe end of the season. Not the first time I've done something I'm not supposed to do.
Even funnier, when we got inside the Hearst Castle Visitor's Center, of course, they had public restrooms. What was I thinking? I guess bird in hand. LOL. You can read more in my personal blog today and see the tons of photographs at this link: Review: Hearst Castle Upstairs Suites Tour is Intimate.
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