I just read the time allotments Kibblesmom gave to another poster re the trip from Carmel to Santa Barbara... helped me so much! We are staying in Carmel for two nights and I had all those sites on my "Things to See" list incl. lunch at Nepenthe!! I just booked one night in Cambria. My questions are: 1) Do we really need to allow 2 hrs. for Point Lobos? 2) Is there time for Hearst Castle on this travelling day or should we head back north the next morning, see the castle, and then head back south to Santa Barbara? 3) All info says you MUST book the castle in advance and be there 1/2 hr. early for the bus up the hill. I am looking at either Sept. 16 or 17...How can I figure a booking time? Thanks!