Week 9 of my 52 NEW THINGS project takes me north of L.A. to Ventura County and the historic town of Ojai, California. My wife was on Spring Break (she's a teacher), so we arranged a three day getaway to stay at the Ojai Retreat, a house and set of cottages set on bucolic hillside overlooking the Ojai Valley. It's the #1 rated lodging in Ojai on Tripadvisor and it more than lived up to its stellar billing, offering a peaceful and much needed respite! Here are are a few photos from our three days there, including shots from the Retreat, the town itself, the surrounding countryside, and a trip to Meditation Mount- which many had recommended and did not disappoint!