We felt like we were back in England with Pru and Henry touring National Trust Homes. Hearst Castle is amazing and they do a good job of touring you through part of it. I say part cause there are 5 different tours and each tour does a different part of the castle. We saw most of the main large rooms and saw a movie on the making of the Castle itself. The place is full of antiques. Most of the rooms were built around things he had bought in Europe and had shipped and then installed. For instance two different wood ceilings, one in the dining room and the other in the main sitting room, and choir lofts running around the perimeter of the main sitting room. All very ornate and very beautiful. Natalie would have gone nuts as there was statuary everywhere you looked. Statues are her favorite things to photograph. We would have loved to tour more but as we had already spent the entire morning there including the extra hour we gained from daylight savings time, we left and will leave other parts of the castle for another time.
While we were touring the castle a very thick fog bank moved in over the entire coast line. We had a foggy rainy drive to our next stop. If you were up high you couldn't see much but as you got lower the views became spectacular. Made it as far as Moss Landing.