Ventura looks like this
It has an historic courthouse
and one of California's twenty-one Spanish missions--San Buenaventura, which we visited today.
The main drag is thick with antique-y stores.
These 3 ft. tall cat figures are almost cool enough to be in someone's garden.
Ventura--the place where Los Angeles' castoff knick-knacks come to die?
(And West Hollywood's.)
Outside, the jacarandas are blooming everywhere a month ahead of San Francisco's.
To be continued...in Part 2.