Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Downtown Ventura, CA

Today we headed into downtown Ventura...a quaint town that has a main street very similar to Mystic, CT, but on a much larger scale. Our first stop was the San Buenaventura Mission, which we had attended on Saturday night when we first arrived, but didn't take pictures then. It was founded in 1782 by Padre Serra and the church we attended is the third one built on this site. An interesting item is that there are three Padres buried behind the mission. Here is the link to more mission history: http://www.athanasius.com/camission/ventura.htm

Here's a little video of the Mission courtyard:

After our tour of the mission, we strolled along the main street and window shopped. We stopped at a local brewery and had a very nice lunch, and Ed was able to sample to local beers.

Thought I'd add a few pictures of Hobson County Park, where we're staying...

Tomorrow we're driving up to Santa Barbara and then Thursday we take the RV and head up to Morro Bay to see the Hearst Castle.

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