“Dear Yenta, I am wracking my brain trying to find a nice getaway location for my 12-year-old daughter and me for Labor Day. Must be within a two-hour drive time and have nice shopping. And it can’t be Palm Springs, San Diego or Santa Barbara.”
“The city’s historic downtown district is picturesque and entertaining with numerous boutiques, antique shops (Ventura is home to more than 125 antique dealers), outdoor cafés, restaurants and art galleries. Meanwhile, other outdoor activities, such as biking on the town’s 13-mile coastal trail or hiking at the Channel Islands National Park – located a mere 14 miles offshore – tempt the true outdoor enthusiasts. Casual surf wear is welcome almost anywhere you go in town, so hang loose and head for the beach in Ventura.”
You got it!!!
Jeff’s Gourmet Kosher Sausage Factory
8930 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Here are some super cool possibilities!
Digital Camera/Camcorder, $63.95 from Leaps and Bounds
Book, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, $5.99 by Beverly Clearly
A subscription to Discovery Girls Magazine, $23 from Amazon
Magic Wall Panel with magnetic accessories, $19.95 from Leaps and Bounds
Note: since the blog post was published I purchased a 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid – Yay! Oh, and “no” my 97′ Civic does not qualify for the clunker program – but its still a great time to buy a car!!