After seeing a special on NatGeo
I knew LaBrea Tar Pits were definitely on the
“must see” list while in Los Angeles. ..
as you walk up the big “tar pit” is front and center. . .
(behind a fence. . .of course)
with floating tar (the lowest grade of crude oil)
visible on the surface of the water. . .
and the very distinct “smell of money” in the air. . .
I grew up in the big oil town of Sour Lake TX. . .
I know the smell of money in the air. . .yum!
nothin’ like it. . .
I’m sure the bubbles of methane gas
were contributing to the luscious smell. . .
as were the numerous “puddles of tar”
bubbling up hither and yon. . .
a group of 10 year olds were gathered around one of these puddles. . .
you could tell they really, really wanted to put their hands or at least a foot in it. . .
(guessing a teacher had told them “no dice”. . .LOL)
the site is a part of the “National Park Service”
and all the outside areas and gardens are free to the public. . .
however. . .if you would like to tour the museum
and check out the archeological discoveries,
there is a $9 pp charge for adults. . .
(with limited time, we bypassed the museum)
heading back out to our “tour bus stop”
was the entry to the Los Angeles Art Museum
and several interesting sculptures. . .
this is called “Levitated Mass”
and you can go walk under it for free. . .
(we didn’t) I figured we’d find the levitated masses
at Arches National Park much more interesting. . .
this sculpture is called “Urban Light”. . .
it was somewhat interesting to wander through. . .
I think there are 150 lamp posts. . .
The story of how it came to be was somewhat interesting,
and there are pics of it lit up if you click the link. . .
Liz and I are waiting for the bus to show up. . .
until she discovered an app that gave the exact arrival times,
which allowed enough time to run across to the food trucks for a lunch snack. . .
the rest of us had lunch at the Los Angeles Farmer’s Market. . .
a fun place to explore. . .and EAT. . .
sure wish we had a cooler with us. . .
they had some beautiful sausage links
I would have loved to take home from the meat market. . .
but alas. . .lunch is all we can take away. . .
tacos for me. . .fish and chips for Dave. . .
checkerboard cake for Liz
(remember she already had lunch)
and a delicious healthy chocolate soda
with chocolate ice cream for Shorty. . .YUM!
Lots more ground to cover. . .
back on the bus. . .
see you next time at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. . .
Janice and Dave