Today was day 1 of entertaining the Altar Boy. We slept in, which felt really good, before heading Ventura way. A perfect day - started out a little hazy but was warm enough for shorts and sandals.
First stop was lunch at In-N-Out Burger. We all enjoyed the yummy burgers and fries. We then headed to downtown Ventura. We walked down to the Ventura Pier before heading to the San Buenaventura Mission. A quick tour of the mission was followed by a shop walk which ended at Ben and Jerry's for some ice cream.
The Altar Boy is getting along great with Homer. He's spent a lot of time throwing the ball in the back yard.
This evening we had steaks on the grill, mashed taters, and green beans - Midwestern Grub.
Throughout the day there was a non-stop gab session covering topics ranging from religion, politics, catholic high school education, the war on terror, genealogy, and dating. No doubt this will continue for the next few days.
Tomorrow, Mass, breakfast at Pirates, and whale watching.