Ventura CA 11/9 - 11/13
Looking down at Ventura from the park where the restored Mission San Buenaventura cross is.
Really nice goods at Ventura's Saturday Farmer's Mkt, and posing on the Pier.
I guess Ventura CA is about 60 miles north of Los Angeles, and Ventura is where Tergel lived for two wks while Jimmy and I cruised to Hawaii. Upon our return, we spent several nice days there, visiting with the Jordan's: Fishing Friend Fred (love the alliteration!), Donna & Danny, and Hoyle & Ellie. We ate well, too -- one night Fred grilled trout he'd caught and frozen in Livingston (still so delicious) and the next night Danny grilled yummy quail and chicken. Jimmy & I, Fred, Donna & Danny all camp for a month at Rock Canyon RV Park in Livingston MT and fish on the Yellowstone River. We reminisced about the big ones that we caught and those that got away, laughed a lot, and had a great time.
On Friday the five of us piled into Danny's truck and drove to picturesque Ojai for a look-see, where we slurped coffee in a cute cafe... dodging raindrops as we left. On a cloudy Saturday, D & D gave Jimmy and me the scenic tour around Ventura and Santa Barbara... bought fresh veggies at the farmer's mkt and enjoyed chowder on the Santa Barbara Pier - what a fun day. Donna and I even had an up-close encounter with a resident pelican. Our RV was parked at Fred's and he was kind enough to let us use his home, his space and his washer/dryer! Thank you, Fred! He was even generous enough to share his property's ants!!! (uh... hey Fred - want 'em back? Please!)