Casa Via Mar Inn and Tennis Club
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... and paving thousands of miles of roadways and airstrips, and a variety of other construction projects. We visited the historic Bard Mansion, on base, former home of the Thomas Bard family, who sold their home and 62 acres of land to the Navy in 1944, which became Naval Base Ventura, Port Hueneme.
After visiting the waterfront and playing a round of golf, we decided to drive north ...
... made all the difference!
We finally arrived at our destination yesterday, where we were greeted by our friends, Dave Raymond and his wife, Liz, from Seal Beach, who are now Camp Hosts here at Port Hueneme. The campground is large and spacious, with nice facilities and is right next to the golf course and newly renovated clubhouse. The most surprising discovery here is learning that this base is sponsoring nearly 200 hundred unaccompanied, ...
... we respond affirmatively, they all say that it's notorious for eating dinghy's. We wish they had put that in the brochure.
We were successful in getting what we came to Oxnard for. Our new glasses have been ordered through Costco and should be ready and waiting for us in San Diego.
The big new experience here was one we wish we hadn't had; Santa Anna winds. Most of us have all heard about these but to live through them ...
... work the common wisdom is to move to the other side of the island.
The place we picked to anchor is called Smuggler's Cove (har har.) We shared it with quite a few other boats as it was the weekend. Later that evening the NW wind that the island should have blocked came up and over the top blowing a good 15-20 knots. We stayed here several days "enjoying" the rolling of the boat, the breaking surf and the arid landscape.
After a few ...
... is getting around army crawling, and she is standing at every opportunity to play. She's up standing on Dylan's bed pulling down his postcard collection. So pleased with herself and so cheeky! We clearly have no idea where she gets it from. She is all over the van which clearly isn't child proof, only 3 more nights to survive.Hang in there little lady, then you can explore until your hearts content in our lovely house in Vancouver.
Really lovely day and an amazing drive down the ...
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