Ventura, CA. This is currently where I reside. I’ve been here for about 3 years now, give and take. 😉 And for a half day, I played a little tourist in my own county of residence.
First off, I had my lunch for the day at the Mugu Rock. A lot of car commercials are set here. As a matter of fact, when I was there some people are shooting a car model. Iron Man also flew over and landed here.
Then I went to Olivas Adobe.
This is Ventura County’s only remaining Monterey-style adobe home from the Rancho era. Only a few historic places here in Ventura, Olivas Adobe is a historical site in its truest sense showing how the waelthy settlers used to live way back in 1800’s.
The best time to come here is during the weekends where the docents are available to show you the ropes. I was here during the weekday but there’s a class field trip that day that I got lucky to shamelessly get in with them to learn from the guides. 😀
I’ll give you one. These chairs are not just regular chairs.
They were also used as …
And it’s the boys who empty them out. 😀
And ow, they have a rose garden.
Enough of Olivas Adobe…
I then went to another mission, San Buenaventura Mission. I’ve been here before but didn’t take any picture. I went to town this time. 😀
They have the best mini-museum showing old books and clothes. They also have a nice courtyard.
It’s a nice decent mission given it being small.
I ended the day with ….
… in Silver Strand Beach in Channel Islands.
I hope you enjoyed our half-a-day tour.
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