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Ventura County Fair

August 9, 2017 // 3 Comments

Kongo went to the fair today.  Gentle readers may recall that the monkey really, really likes fairs.  Bigley.  His favorite fair is the Del Mar fair in San Diego but since [...]

Ventura Pier

July 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ventura lies about halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.  It’s that often forgotten place where people who drive through it on the 101 Freeway say things [...]

Wine Country Monkey

July 6, 2017 // 2 Comments

So much wine.  So little time.  Kongo’s monkey troop headed up to the wine country north of Santa Barbara yesterday.  Snuggled in his son’s new family van, the [...]

Anacapa Island

June 7, 2017 // 2 Comments

On a cool, fog shrouded Monday the monkey joined a gaggle of 4th graders for the most anticipated field trip of the year:  A journey to Anacapa Island.  Part of Channel [...]

Topanga Canyon Boulevard

May 20, 2017 // 4 Comments

There is something pretty funky north of L.A.  We’re talking about Topanga Canyon Blvd.,  an 11-mile stretch of winding canyon roads through the Santa Monica [...]