5/20/08

The California Trip, Part One: Ventura

Ventura looks like this

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and this

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It has an historic courthouse

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and one of California's twenty-one Spanish missions--San Buenaventura, which we visited today.

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The main drag is thick with antique-y stores.

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These 3 ft. tall cat figures are almost cool enough to be in someone's garden.

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Ventura--the place where Los Angeles' castoff knick-knacks come to die?

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(And West Hollywood's.)

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Outside, the jacarandas are blooming everywhere a month ahead of San Francisco's.

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To be continued...in Part 2.

1 comment:

Phillip said...

My aunt used to live in Ventura and we visited her when I was eight. At the time, the only landmark I was interested in was Disneyland. I'd love to go back now and see more interesting things. I lust after that jacaranda tree.