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... small town with many great restaurants. There are over 200 wineries in the area, which was news to us. I had thought that Californian wines came from Napa and had no idea this place even existed. Naturally we had to do a couple of wine tastings - all very good. Then it was on to a craft brewery to sample their beers which were excellent and the taproom there was really cool.
Monday morning and it was time to get back on the road. We ...
... hit the road. There is a bike trail that starts right here at the RV park and goes all the way to the far side of Ventura Harbour. The first part of it ran down beside a "sometimes" river...right now it is pretty empty until you get to the estuary. Then we hit the path along Ventura Beach. It was kind of like riding the seawall in Vancouver except (thank goodness) it was flat, flat, flat! We stopped to watch the dozens of surfers at ...
... there. All the freshmen and sophomores have to get hold of their liquor by other means and that means house parties – a ton of house parties. We left the bar to roam the streets of Isla Vista (along with hundreds, if not thousands of others) looking for a conveniently sized party. Strolling around, it was quite hard to take in what you were seeing; house after house crammed with people with nightclub-sized speakers pumping out loud music trying to compete ...
... at a road side rest stop. we were tucked away from the lights and trucks. The next day, we leisurely made our way to Star Bucks to hop onto the free internet for planning for our next few hours. We reserved a space to experience some beautiful hot springs at a local retreat center on the west coast of Cali (Near Big Sur on the Number 1south,) Eselin. They only opened there doors up to the public from 1 am to 3 am for bathing ...
... one can only assume she was disoriented because of the excitement)**
**Kristie, confused, tries to reconvene and recap their strategy**
Kristie: Taydy! What are you doing?! Remember the plan--shoes, housegoods, then clothes! You're going out of order!
Taydy: (already eyeing laptop cases that are the completely wrong size, but who can resist a deal?) ugggggghhhhhhh
Fast forward one hour later--we're done! But not without battle ...
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