We took a rest stop on our way to Joshua Tree and stayed in Paso Robles . Highlights included getting pulled over by the police, speed shopping the Kohls for forgotten shirts and eating amazing pasta at Buona Tavola http://btslo.com
We stayed at the Paso Robles Inn and “Spa”. The Spa is a natural hot spring . The sulfuric smell immediately brought back fond memories of Iceland, but the novelty wore off pretty quick. I enjoyed a nice soak in the tub on our balcony.
They grew organic food for the restaurant all over the hotel grounds. As you walked around you saw gardens, Koi ponds, a pool, and an outdoor space for weddings. I especially liked the view of this Maple (from an appropriately placed lounge chair).
Next Stop – Joshua Tree