101 at Ventura County Line is one of those spots that isn't
so lonesome most the time. Welcome to Thousand Oaks, land of
hills, houses, cars and all the stuff that makes a suburb of
Los Angeles what it is.
The picture of
the 101 Interstate Highway in California shown above
is taken from a car speeding 65 miles per hour down
the road at the county line of Los Angeles and
Ventura Counties. As you see the Ventura County Line
sign, underneath it is a bigger sign signifying you
have entered Thousand Oaks City Limit, as well. With
a population of over 100,000, youu'll find an Auto
Mall up ahead, shops and dining, plus Westlake
This portion of the
road can come to a stop sometimes because of the traffic
congestion, or as in this picture, you may simply breeze
through on you way to other cities further north.
We're always glad to
get past this spot, feeling that we've left L.A. While
Ventura County is growing rapidly and will one day face the
same gridlock since they're expanding the 101 by only a few
lanes, there are some restaurants you can veer off and find
to kill some time and eat. The trouble is, you may have to
wait a long time for traffic to thin out. So we usually
stick it out, unless it's a major traffic accident.
Below is a map of the
general region shown in the photo, plus a link to a hotel we
usually notice off the road. It always looks so pretty with
its stately palms.