Travel Blogs from Ventura
... the game, I asked Ann to film me for my video report in front of the San
Buenaventura Old Mission. Also, Asley left us Thursday. L I missed her already. Saturday, I
went to the beach with Kelani and David. It was so REALAXING!!! And the temperature
was perfect. Not to hot and a little breeze, but the water was still cold. We
also went in a In n out Hamburger to eat ...
We woke up to a beautiful sunny morning, about 60 degrees. Sorry to tell all you guys stuck in the snow, but we went to the beach today. We drove along Ocean Blvd, first to the Santa Monica Pier area, then to Venice Beach. While we were around the Santa Monica Pier area, we walked
along Ocean Blvd. It was very busy with lots of people enjoying the beautiful day - joggers, bike ...
... all right now, but instead I will give you some facts and favorites about what we experienced along the way.
- 92 day excursion
- 10 countries visited for the first time
- 25,000+ miles traveled by plane, train, bus, car, boat, bike and foot
- 32 beds slept in
- 18 flights (19 if you count the plane we jumped out of)
- 9 languages encountered (English, Maori, ...
After much research, we finally decided on our luggage choices for 3 months of travel. We chose oversized backpacks as our carry-ons (both maxing out at 20' height for international travel standards) and two "American" carry-ons (22" height) as our check in bags. We found the DaKine 55L InFlight backpack on-line and the Outdoor Products 41L laptop backpack at REI. We are packing enough for 2 weeks worth of clothing and surprisingly found we have ...
I really like La Purisima Mission (as much as anybody can like a mission, I guess) because it is one of the more primitive ones that I've been to. Some, like Tucson's San Xavier del Bac is so ornate and stands in such stark contrast to it's surroundings that it's hard to relate it with the community it was serving. Purisima seems more like the "working man's mission". The basic set up is the same as many of the other missions ...