Mayflower. Pilgrim. Plymouth.
You probably think we're talking about Miles Standish, John Alden, Gov. William Bradford and all those other New World adventurers from Delfthaven, Holland.
We're talking about Southern California turf--the kind that attracts a different kind of explorer, the road warrior.
According to the Thomas Guide, Los Angeles County boasts four Mayflower avenues (Maywood, Bell, Monrovia and Arcadia) as well as a Mayflower Circle in Gardena, a drive in Granada Hills, a place in Bell, a road in Claremont and two Mayflower ways--one in Monrovia, the other in Whittier. The county also is home to Pilgrim Court and Pilgrim Place, and claims a Plymouth Way, Plymouth Boulevard (north and south), Plymouth Court, three Plymouth roads, four Plymouth streets and a Plymouth Drive in Pasadena.
In Orange County, there are three Mayflower streets (Aliso Viejo, Anaheim and Irvine), one Mayflower Circle in Fountain Valley, a drive in Newport Beach and a lane in Costa Mesa. Huntington Beach is home to Pilgrim Circle. The county also has bragging rights to a Plymouth Street, avenue, lane, place, court and Plymouth Common in Santa Ana.
Ventura County, on the other hand--let's make that two--has a Mayflower Street and a Plymouth Circle.