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Category: Ventura

Bagpipes, a Whale’s Tail, and an Old Chapel

As part of the Peculiar Things theme, I’ll periodically share forgotten surprises (read: images) that upload themselves from my various…

Olivas Adobe Park

This Adobe was primarily owned by two families throughout its long history: the Olivas family and the Fleischmann family. It…

Ventura’s Sui Mon Gong

When I first visited Ventura, I failed to notice China Alley… even though it was less than 50-feet away from…

10th Annual Pirate Festival

Arrrr… and welcome to the Ventura Aarghbor Village, and with that we were warmly welcomed to the area. It was…

Inside the Church at Buenaventura

In 2010, when I first visited Mission San Buenaventura, there was a Sunday mass in progress so I didn’t get…

Ventura Beach

We spent a lot of time walking along this beach… morning, noon, and night. It’s a beautiful beach, especially at…

Hollywood to Ventura (70 miles)

Remember last year’s roadtrip to Big Sur and Monterey along the West Coast Highway? Well, this is the Southern California…

Mission San Buenaventura

Founded on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1782 Mission San Buenaventura was the sixth of 21 missions and the last to…

Surfer’s Point, Ventura

Surfer’s Point is located at Seaside Park in Ventura, California (by the Ventura County Fairgrounds). It also happens to be…

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