Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hollywood and Tar Pits

We were up and out early this morning. We wanted to get a jump on the day. First up was breakfast at IHOP, with some friends. After breakfast, we were on our way to Hollywood.

Riley and Quinn at the Chinese Theater. They had fun putting their hands and feet into the cement spaces of the famous. R2D2 was a favorite, but we almost got into a fight with a tall, stretchy Yoda. He wanted us to pose for a picture with him (for money), but we wouldn't bite. Apparently those costumed people are being arrested down there, for being too aggressive with their bidding on tips. Our breakfast friends told us that, and Yoda kind of confirmed it. A Spiderman was arrested just yesterday.

We found oil!!! No, just tar, at the La Brea Tar Pits. They have a pretty cool little museum, with lots of fossils from the early animal dwellers in CA. The Ground Sloth was HUGE! They had a huge fossil of a Columbian Mammoth. Really cool.

We finished out the evening in Marina Del Rey. Here you see a typical CA sunset.

Word of the Day: Exhaustion. We checked into the hotel here, in Marina Del Rey at about 4:30pm, went for a walk, and then spent the rest of the evening in the hotel room. I slept for two hours! We haven't even reached Disneyland yet! Hoping the nap, and the early to bed help.

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