Saturday, January 22, 2011

La Brea Tar Pits

Wednesday July 10, 1991

We're up early to take the boys to La Brea tar pits. It's very interesting. We took them to the Sizzler for lunch. They really pig out again.

I'm not feeling very well today. Not sick, but tired and really hungry by lunchtime. We go shopping for a new part for Frank's water ski. We go to Van Nuys, Burbank and Valencia and end up buying new double water skis.

We have dinner with Gary and Maria--chicken, rice and salad. I'm feeling pretty good by then.

OK, mom is still not slowing down! Up early, taking 3 boys to downtown Los Angeles, undoubtedly dealing with traffic, to the La Brea tar pits, one of the world’s most famous fossil sites, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. Visitors can learn about Los Angeles as it was between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age, when animals such as saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed the Los Angeles Basin. Through windows at the Page Museum Laboratory, visitors can watch bones being cleaned and repaired. Outside the Museum, in Hancock Park, life-size replicas of several extinct mammals are featured. I remember going there as a girl with my bluebird troup. Mom was our leader (no surprise there!)

After visiting the tar pits, there is lots of driving around and then finally another visit at my brother's house in Simi Valley.

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