Lovella’s Walking Club Tally ~ 11,083 Steps

Time again for our early morning Saturday walk at Emma Wood. We took a new trail this week and took a closer look at the Flora and Fauna along the way.


Sitting already.  The waves were crashing and giving off wonderful spray again today.


I found this wonderful book at the Friends of The Library in Camarillo for $3.00 and it shows among other areas the flowering plants of the coastel region. Here’s some of what we found today.


Sea Fig and Hottentot Fig


We’re still working on identifying these two.


We saw this pod on a Eucalyptus tree and then this bloom that we guess comes from it.


After our walk we walked some more along Main Street in Ventura. We went to some used bookstores and some thrift stores and I’ll show you our “finds” at the end of the post. But first we decided to refresh ourselves at Anacapa Brewing Co.

Good ole Queen Victoria said “Give my People plenty of Beer, good beer and cheap beer, and you will have no Revolution among them”


We decided on the brewed on premises IPA and lo and behold we aren’t joining any revolutions today!

We split a pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw and some North Jetty Fries (fries with fresh garlic, rosemary, and Parmesan cheese) We’ll be tasting garlic and rosemary for the rest of the day!


After lunch we walked uphill to see the Statue of Father Junipero Serra at the Ventura City Hall. He founded 9 missions in California, including his last and most cherished, Mission San Buenaventura in 1782. He died in 1784. One of these days we’ll take a side trip to the Mission down the street.

The first elementary school that Josh and Dan (our sons) went to was Junipero Serra in Ventura.

Now to the bargains we found today. I bought this cute cake plate at the Mission Thrift Store for $4.95.

The hardbound Jane Eyre for $2 at a Span thrift store and my most exciting find the Elizabeth Goudge book The Child From The Sea for $3.25 at Abednego Bookstore.

We also bought this breakfast in bed or computer in a chair table for $2.95. It folds up flat and the tray also tilts up to set a book on at a reading angle. I like the magazine or book holders on the side.


So with all of our walking today my average steps went up nicely to 11,083.  Woohoo! Look what was in the mailbox when we got home, my new pedometer. Now I hope to get more accurate step counts.

Have a wonderful President’s Day Weekend for those of you in the states and a lovely regular weekend elsewhere.

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage. They have blacked out all those photos on my blog posts. OH BOTHER! I’m slowly cleaning up my posts.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Lovella’s Walking Club Tally ~ 11,083 Steps

  1. Wow, Ellen you did very well. You have such wonderful places to walk ..
    Oh the new pedometer looks very spiffy. It will be great to see how it does this week.
    Thank you for participating once again. You are a gem.

  2. OH! Your pedometer is the luxury model! Hurray!

    We’ll need to get directions to those bookstores in Ventura!

    To answer your daughter: yes, I crochet, but not as well as I knit.

  3. What a beautiful place to walk! I love your picture beside the seaside — and love those beautiful spring flowers as well. Keep up the good work with all those steps!


  4. Oooh!! A Goudge book – good for you!! I have read that one but it has been a long time and I can’t remember it. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

    You found some great things – the cake stand is lovely! I’d love to find one of those at our local Value Village but I’d have to be right there when they put it on the shelves. Everything is snapped up quickly in that store.

    You’re doing great with your pedometer. I can hardly wait until I can do some outdoor walking – we’re still in the thick of winter although the sun is shining beautifully through my kitchen windows.

  5. The sun is shining beautifully here too!

    Love the cake plate! I bought a pink one for $14 at Fred Meyer full price! Love it! Okay maybe not as good a deal as yours But I have a pink cake plate!

    Love the beer quotes – too funny!

    I am still debating if I want to go to the new Goodwill or our old stand by tomorrow? HMMMMMMM!

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