I'm a sentimental sonuvabitch, and love listening to late fifties/early sixties music, pretending it was 1962 and wondering why there aren't any DJ's like Wolfman Jack any more.
So, tonight the setting was perfect. All it needed was Tara sitting next to me and it would have been Died-And-Gone-To-Heaven perfect. I drove down to Ventura on the 101 around 6pm thinking I would walk along the beach (its my favorite beach) but first I decided to cruise down Main St.
Hehe. Take a look at this.
The picture doesn't do it justice. Main St in Ventura is beautiful and there were at least a couple of old hot rods cruising, and I kept seeing an early sixties cadillac doing the rounds. I wandered a bit, cruised a bit more, then stopped to eat in what looked like a fun Diner.. man, what a find!
The Busy Bee Cafe is a full-on fifties-style diner that I decided on the spot that will become a new Saturday night tradition. It just doesn't get any better - check out the slideshow on their website. Click on About Us, then Slideshow.
I did make it down to the beach too, gotta love free parking everywhere in this town unlike Chatsworth area where I'm living and working. I parked right on the beach and savored the sea breeze for a while, then another lap around and down Main St. :D
It's 50 miles/50 minutes from work, but if I don't end up living in Ventura we're going to be as close as I can get!
One more thing - I wandered into a store that ended up being huge - and filled with old fifties stuff, dozens of shelves and cupboards full of old toys, kitchen stuff, furniture, old cars, and the biggest collection of tin signs I've ever seen. This is one place that I need to spend more time in. This is just one aisle of three or four in the store..