Last Wednesday inspired by Sara’s Walks around Long Beach and other towns, I decided to have a little walk around downtown Ventura and see what I could see.
I love how inviting this Rose Arbor and Gated entry are to this cute little house.
It’s a good idea to look up in downtown Ventura. Along Main Street there are a lot of older buildings that have some unique architecture and designs.
I was drawn to this arched doorway and the unique designs.
The upper window caught my eye. I wonder what the room is like up there. It seems like it could be a great bedroom for Anne of Green Gables.
This Historic Landmark Home has been turned into a restaurant.
It’s too bad the elaborate Schiappapietra Mansion is no longer standing.
The Restaurant is called Landmark No. 78. The bougainvillea arbor entry is in all its glory!
This next place I walked had an area that was called China Alley. My interest was piqued so I did a little research.
China Alley Memorial
The Chinese settlers arrived in Ventura in the 1860’s. They were highly skilled farmers and designed the irrigation system for the area. Approximately 200 of these Chinese immigrants lived in China Alley, located in front of the Ventura Mission. The Ventura fire department provided insufficient protection for their wooden shacks from fire, so they formed their own fire brigade. They were also known to lend their services for other fires in the community.
With this solo walk and my daily walks with Willow this week my average steps were 11,118! On the Wednesday that I did this Ventura walk I also walked with Willow so that was a 13,707 step day and the rest of the days we walked I had over 10,000 steps.
My goal is to try to get over 10,000 a day. Some weeks just don’t work out that great but I still plan to walk everyday. It’s good for us women to keep moving…
Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!