Here are our plans as of 03 September 2018. That said, things may change, but we hope not. We like things just as they are ... or at least as they were in the 1920s. 
Activities marked with an *asterisk denote things done in the books.

  • 10am - Coast Starlight Train from LA's Union Station to Paso Robles (arrive 4:30pm)
  • 3pm - Tea treats on the train 
  • 5pm - Car from Paso Robles to Cambria (arrive 5:35pm)
  • 6:30/7pm - Dinner at restaurant of choice in Cambria (Buy Your Own)
  • Overnight at Squibb Houses

  • 7:30am - Breakfast at Squibbs B&B
  • 8:30am - Car to Hearst Castle
  • 9am - *Hearst Castle tour(s) - choice of 2
  • 11:45am - Lunch at the Hearst Castle Visitor Centre
  • 12:30pm - On your own at the castle. (Your tour director Joy will be visiting both pools plus watching the 40-minute Building the Dream film)
  • 2:30pm - Car to Paso Robles station
  • 4:30pm - Train from Paso Robles to Salinas (arrive 6:30pm)
  • 6:30pm - Car from Salinas to Carmel (arrive 7:15pm)
  • 7:45pm - *Dinner at Carmel's historic Pine Inn
  • On your own in the evening. Note: the Sunset Theatre may have an 8pm show while we're there
  • Overnight at the Pine Inn  


  • 10am - *Pebble Beach Brunch at the Del Monte resort's Stillwater Grill
  • 12noon - *Quick stop to pick up eclairs at the Carmel Bakery
  • 1230pm - Car from Pebble Beach to Pacific Grove (arrive 12:45pm)
  • 1:30pm - Walking Scavenger Hunt starting at the Jewell Park Gazebo (optional, for prizes)
  • 3pm - Afternoon tea & book launch at Eddison & Melrose, includes signed paperback copy of No Scone Left Unturned 
  • Dinner at La Mia Cucina OR Fandango OR Il Vecchio (BYO)
  • *Overnight at the historic Green Gables - Penelope's former home

MONDAY - JANUARY 20 OPTIONAL - If leaving later on Monday, consider visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium 
  • Breakfast at the B&B
  • 9am - Car to Monterey Transit Plaza
  • 9:45am - Amtrak Thruway transfer & train to Oakland (arrive 1:30pm)
  • 2pm - Afternoon tea at The Tearoom in Oakland 
  • 4pm - Car to Oakland International Airport (arrive 4:15/4:30pm)
  • Evening flight from Oakland to home sweet home