We took off on Friday night and stopped in St George. While it was quite cold the kids still decided it was time for a jump in the hotub.
We stated at Aimee's lovely home and had street tacos at Andrew's house.
We spent a day at the LA zoo, with Dani and Wally, where I hadn't been since I was a teenager. The kids especially loved the komodo dragon and the koala bears.
La Brea Tar Pits. I don't think the museum has been updated since I was a kid, but the kids didn't seem to mind. Their favorite part was trying to pull these polls out of the tar.
While Lonnie waited at home with Trent to pick up Dani at the airport Andrew and Tom took Max, Maya, Stella and Sam to the Petersen Auto Museum while Aimee, Laura and I went to the LA County Art Museum, which was a wonderful treat. We took the kids back later after the Tarpits just to take photos in this awesome installation. Maya also wanted to see a Degas pastel drawing of ballet dancers and after seeing the painting made me promise I would buy her oil pastels.
Manzanar for a sober glimpse at what fear and prejudice can do. We then spent the night in Bishop before heading to Mammoth Lakes. The weather was perfect. These small lakes were frozen over and people where sliding all over the lakes. The kids had a great time.
Obsidian Dome near Mammoth.