in SLO i stayed at the HI hostel, which was wonderful! it's in a beautiful victorian with friendly common areas and staff plus this adorable cat:
why doesn't everyone do this?
i paid a visit to the mission and its charming museum where i encountered the following victorian items. i guess normal people consider this shit creepy but i find it beautiful and compelling.
it was common for victorians to keep their own hair or those of loved ones and make decorative wreaths like this one. this kinda shit is right up my alley.
if only all theaters were as cool as this onei then ventured north to the hearst castle. i won't post the stock photos here, just the random stuff i tend to obsess over.
i want these clothes!
(sideways) donkey time
i then started to drive up the coast, until reaching monterey (but that's tomorrow's post)
elephant seal vista point in san simian
despite being super cloudy and foggy and therefore barely seeing the sea, big sur is easily one of the most gorgeous places i've ever been