Los Angeles Natural History Museum

Things we learnt/saw/did at the LA Natural History Museum:

I. it was freezing inside.
II. I didn't realize just how HUGE dinosaurs were.
III. coffee is a life saver in terms of kicking a headache.
IV. we saw copious amounts of REAL gold just sitting there - behind glass, of course.
V. being in a room full of stuffed, deceased animals, some of which had been dead for a 100 years, was somehow not creepy.
VI. I’m a column hugger and proud.
VII. the California state fossil is the Sabre-tooth cat.
VIII. Possums were not native to California. People in the 1800's originally brought them here to eat.
IX. I feel guilty when I don’t read the information boards for the displays…
X. but I still don’t read them.

Gone Fishing

       Fishing has never been one of my families strong points. In other words, we don’t catch a whole lot. Probably because they can hear us coming a mile away.(*wink) But James still loves it. So for his 12th birthday we piled in the car and drove to the nearest pond. It was a little before dusk when we arrived. Using marshmallows and tortillas for bait, we caught a bunch of 3-4 inch fish, nothing to write home about. But we all had a good time and that’s all that really matters to me. We left after dark.
Till next time folks and who needs a big fish to have fun,
p.s - There was a huge pine tree that had fallen down over the path and was surrounded by caution tape.
so we climbed on it.
because were naughty like that.