with humanities scholar  Clay S. Jenkinson
                                                                   Telephone 208-791-8721 ~ Fax 208-746-0625   email bek@odytours.net


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         Steinbeck's California

                  Spring Retreat / Tour
                 with humanities scholar  Clay S. Jenkinson
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           A Spring Book Retreat / Tour honoring one of America's most beloved authors, Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck.  A very rare meeting with John Steinbeck, (portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson), will take place your first evening.  Then off tol find new meaning to great literature while Clay leads your discussions each morning. Fun exploratory tours, several amazing hikes, and other advertures await your arrival, all in the setting that inspired this great writer.  Your cottage is within walking distance to the Point Pinos Lighthouse and the Pacific tidepools that John Steinbeck and Ed Rickett stood appreciating the inter-connectedness of life.  We hope during your time in Steinbeck's California, memories from "the bard of the people", scenes and colorful characters from his best novels, and thought provoking literature "spring" alive to highten your experience.  Your suggested reading list is provided upon reservation.  
               ~ Come Join the FUN in reading, sharing, and exploring
         great literature and landscape with friends in beautiful Steinbeck Country!


Day 1    SATURDAY            March 04                 
Welcome to Steinbeck Country!  Gather this evening at the Lighthouse Cottages in Pacific Grove, California for your welcome reception offered by your hosts Odyssey Tours and scholar, Clay Jenkinson.  After a quick orientation meeting take an evening stroll down to the edge of the Pacific Ocean surf to take in the ocean mists and salty air, AND delight in a rare opportunity to meet with this grand author himself, (portrayed by world reknown humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson)..

LODGING: Lighthouse Cottages, Pacifice Grove, California      TRAVEL DAY

Day 2     SUNDAY               March 05                                       
World War II and the end of the sardine canning boom would forever alter this place.  In Steinbeck's novel - Cannery Row, Doc recites "Black Marigold", a love poem written in the 11th Century.  Perhaps Steinbeck wanted to leave the reader with a wistful sense that colorful Cannnery Row would not last forever.  Your day begins with retreat discussions about "colorful Cannery Row" before venturing down to "the Row" for a tour lead by Clay Jenkinson and Russ Eagle.  Stroll past Steinbeck's 11th St. house; venture inside Lee Chongs Market, (now a patisserie); walk in the footsteps of "the palace"; and enjoy a visit inside Ed Rickett's Lab, (Doc's Lab).  Enjoy a delicious evening meal tonight at a local brewery ~ just like Mac and the Boys would enjoy!

LODGING: Lighthouse Cottages           CANNERY ROW 
         MEALS: BLD

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Please don't hesitate: Due to our small group size with historical interpretation by award winning scholar and Chautauqua performer Clay S. Jenkinson our retreats tend to fill quickly.  If it becomes necessary, wait listing is available upon request.  We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance for your protection in the unexpected event you may need to cancel.  We are not affiliated with any travel insurance company.  Travel insurance can be provided by your local travel agency or through the internet.  Thank you for your interest in Odyssey Tours!

We hope you can join us!

For more information or a brochure contact:

with humanities scholar  Clay S. Jenkinson
208-791-8721 ~ Fax 208-746-0625   email bek@odytours.net