Friday, October 3, 2014

Exhausting Day

Up early for a dog walk with Jean and then she and I headed up to Ventura for their annual Harvest Festival. I had always wanted to go to the Harvest Festival, but now that I’ve been there, don’t think I’ll ever go again.
First the traffic was terrible once we got to Ventura, even worse than when we go up there for the county fair. There must have been a “zillion” people there (guess no one works on Friday) and they were rude and pushy.
Another thing I didn’t like is that to me, a Harvest Festival is supposed to be all about homemade and handmade items. Most of the stuff there was commercialized. Jean bought several things. I bought absolutely nothing.
Now this festival is held at the fairgrounds in Ventura which is right on the beach. It is usually so nice and cool and breezy there but today it was 95° and miserable! The exhibit buildings are not air conditioned and they were actually hotter inside than when we were up there for the fair in August.
We left to go over to the Busy Bee Café for lunch in downtown Ventura. I think the café has changed ownership because the minute we sat down I noticed that the menu was not the same one they had before. They no longer had some of my favorite items and both Jean and I noticed that the food didn’t taste as good as it used to. I also noticed that when we walked in that there were not very many people there eating. When we used to go there, it would be hard to find an open table.
On the way home, there was an accident on the freeway. Someone in a pickup truck pulling a trailer full of plywood dropped the plywood on the freeway and a car swerved to miss it and ended up crashing into the center divider and the car caught fire. Thank goodness no one was hurt but it sure messed up traffic.
We finally got home just a little after 3 PM and boy, was I glad to get here.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an awful day from the festival, to the restaurant, to the ride up and back and the weather. Glad it's over.


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