May 9th, 2002
Day 22

Start: Ventura, CA
Finish: Ventura, CA

Miles Today: 30
Miles to Date: 1457
Trooper Mileage: 170378

No pictures today. It was three weeks ago that I actually started out on this journey, and I'm still in Southern California. I expect that with the camping I want to do, I'll be in California for at least another week. It has become obvious to me that this whole thing is going to take considerabley longer than I had planned.

This is a quiet day. I sleep in for a while this morning, getting up about 9:20. I walk down the beach to the coffee shop and have some, just taking my good old time in the process of waking up. Later I walk back to the house, chat with Kim for a while, then go out on the beach to read for a while.

Later in the afternoon I set out on an excursion to find a Costco so I can stock up on provisions for the upcoming camping. Lots of canned stuff - canned stew, canned beans, canned salmon, canned soup (mushroom) canned vegetables, canned fruit. Then there's pasta and bread. I'll pick up cheese, butter and milk just before going.

After Costco I go searching for an Isuzu dealer. There's still some issues I want to look into. There is that slow coolant leak, and I'm still suspicious of the behaviour of the clutch. I find one, but their Isuzu mechanic is off due to an accident and will be for another 3 weeks. They tell me there's another dealership in Santa Paula, which is only about 10 minutes up the road.

The evening is quiet, just hanging out with Fred, Kim and kids. I plan to get up early in the morning to be first in line at the service department of that other Isuzu place.