Mount Calvary Monastery & Retreat House
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There are some days in life when you really couldn't guess what's going to happen to you. Today was one of those days for us. Not one one of us ever imagined how today would turn out. We started out early, getting up at 6am and using a taxi to get down to the Ferry Building. Dropped off we found our Amtrak bus stop and not too long later got on our coach which took us over the Oakland Bay Bridge and into Oakland. It unloaded us at Jack Union ...
... the bar playing scrabble (Which was intense and competitive) and having a few drinks with dinner which was a perfect end to the day.
So the following day was Monday the 30th and we had horse riding planned for the morning! Something both Tom and I have been saving to do here on our travels. All of us were looking forward to it. We had a good amount of time on the horse's and the trail we were on went through the woods through lakes and then ...
... wearing some kind of costume scared the heck out of me. He went ''BOOH'' at my face and I was not expecting that at all. By chance, I am not cardiac because that could have go wrong. Also, I went into a few stores... typical. I essentially only bought souvenirs, which is something that I am pretty proud of me. I could have buy so much more! On that day, I decided to wear my new Converse so at the end of the day, I had a few blisters and wasn't able to walk anymore ...
... of downtown. I can also imagine the number of weddings that happily take place there, and the grounds are perfect for taking engagement photos. We walked around for a bit, stopping to see all the architectural details of the building (tilework, fountains, etc.) and reading the historical plaques. The police station exterior and interior on the show Psych was clearly inspired by the building.
After walking around ...
... a tinder box. The rainy season is December and January, and they have had NO rain. Didn't really have time to stop in Ojai, but kept on to the Reagan Library, located on top of a mountain near Simi Valley. We were very impressed with the Library. Extremely well done - the list of contributors and Board members is quite impressive. Much memorabilia, and ...
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