Monday, November 9, 2009
For My World Tuesday, I checked Wikipedia. Ventura, located north of LA and south of Santa Barbara, has some of the best surfing in southern California. I posted some pictures from Surfer's Point in a previous post. During my visit, and after two days soaking up the ocean vibes, we took a short walk from my sister's condo on Santa Clara to downtown Ventura.
Here is a lovely fountain in front of a mural related to the Mission San Buenaventura. Like many places in California, it was established as a Catholic Mission.
Isn't this a wonderful tiled planter?
I was concentrating on getting a picture of the mission and didn't notice this SoCal dude driving by in his convertible until later. This is definitely not in Utah!
Downtown Ventura has museums, galleries, dining and shopping. On this particular Saturday, there was an art walk so the stores were having sales and there was a lot of sidewalk art to enjoy.
My favorite store was We Olive. The sales guys were so helpful. There was a bar lined with olive oil flavors and dunkies to try them out. I came home with a little taste and a promise to order more online.
It was another great day in California!