Sep 152007

Well, it didn’t take long for someone to cast a pretty heavy vote for a so-cal road trip. A friend linked me over to a California travel blog with a few articles on things to do in Southern California. It was the reminder of the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits that really cast the big vote.

Rancho La Brea is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. Through windows at the Page Museum Laboratory, visitors can watch bones being cleaned and repaired while outside the in Hancock Park life-size replicas of several extinct mammals are featured.

Like many young boys I was a pretty obsessed with dinosaurs for a while and the Tar Pits was a dream destination of mine back then. Sure, Z isn’t nearly the “future paleontologist” that I was, but I still think it’d be a pretty unique experience for her. Besides, I’ve been dying to have her experience the buskers of Venice Beach as well.

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