Wednesday, April 28, 2010

On the Road Again - Part II

      My friend Gail and I both have blogs and didn't want to overlap too much with pictures and stories. To see our trip from her eyes and camera, go to Victorian at Heart.  We really had such a great time and it was fun trying to get pictures to share with those who read our blogs.  

We left Nipomo, and headed south with Los Alamos being our next stop. None of us had been there in years, but we remembered a big building called the Antique Depot and an old Victorian House. We spent too much time at the Depot and opted to not visit the Victorian House and headed south again. This is the Antique Depot
I guess I didn't get any pictures of the inside. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in looking for my treasures, I forget to take pictures.  I did purchase a couple of things here, but will wait and show them all at the same time in Part III.
As we got off the freeway to get to the Depot, we spotted a field of poppies. I couldn't wait to get back on the road and get a picture of that field before getting back on the freeway.
I have always been a picture taker, but really, my whole outlook has changed about what I look for to take a picture of.  It's now all about my, really I think I am more aware of all the beauty around me, now that I'm am posting pictures on my blog.  The picture of the old bridge and this next picture are problaby my favorites of the trip.

The poppy field with a touch of lupines growing among them.

Back on the road south, we stopped in Summerland (don't ya just love that name) and one of my favorites, Carpinteria.  Mr. SS (in case you can't figure that out, it stands for so sweet.  I've seen other blogs where they nickname hubby after their blog and I thought it was very fitting for my sweet hubby.)
Okay, back to our trip.....Mr. SS has had 2 jobs in the area of Carpinteria in the last year and we have spent a lot of time there. I have been through all the antique stores many times and also a quilt store.
I love to walk along the beach there too.
No pictures in either of these places, but  hope maybe Gail will post some.

From here we headed toward Oxnard where we were staying the night so we could be up early to attend the Ventura Swap.  Before checking in to our hotel, we had dinner and visited a huge outlet mall. By this time, I was beyond exhausted and just dropped those off that wanted to shop while I drove around checking to see if there was something I couldn't resist, but my body won out and I stayed in the car.

Gail's husband found us great rooms at the Marriot in Oxnard and I was never so happy to see my bed. My roomy was Sally and we just had the best time talking and settling in for the night.

I just realized I may need a fourth installement to show my treasures.
Part III tomorrow....Ventura Swap, Augora Hills, Valencia and home.



Suzanne said...

I know what you mean about photos and blogging. I never was a picture taker before blogging. Not with kids or grand kids, but now, it's all about the blog. Great shot of the wild flowers and thanks for sharing the Antique Depot - didn't know about that one. I too love Summerland especially the French antique store outside of town. Looking forward to your next stop.

Stacey said...

Hi Beverly! I just love hearing about and taking girly road trips. Those are very fun times.

Farmchick said...

I love hearing about your trip and can't wait to see the photos of your treasures.

A Gardner's Cottage said...

Love hearing all the details. It really does sound like a great week end and we don't even know the rest of the story. Looking forward to seeing your treasures.

Annelies Dease said...

Thanks for takign me along on your fun trip....and as many times as we travel the Central Coast, you have given me new places to visit. THANKS!!!!