It was a hot one, but we had plans to go. And so, we ventured out. With no expectations, we headed northbound late on a Friday night for a weekend away.
The days were heated and practically inescapable; we were able to find a bit of respite in the ocean and some secret cold springs we discovered.
Basing ourselves at a shaded campground halfway between Ventura and Ojai, we were perfectly located to adventure between these two beautiful towns.
From fun surf at Mondos and C Street, hikes with the pup in Matilija Canyon and quiet dips in a hidden cold spring right off the 33, the opportunities for daily activities were endless. Drew ended up accidentally drowning his phone while relaxing in the springs, but that simply left us even more off the grid along the journey.
Nighttime found us meditating over an open fire, reading into the night and thanking the arrival of the cool evening air.
A few days of wandering and soaking in the amazingness of the area, we were ready to head home and get back to some sort of our normal.