Friday, May 31, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
In addition to mini-golf, we did a hike on Memorial Day. We parked at the Nix Nature Center in Laguna Canyon ($3 parking). The kids were so whiny that John got sick of it and went back to the car.
We made it to the top and took a quick picture before plodding the mile back. So we didn't do the full loop. The first 1/2 mile or so is so flat that you could easily bring a stroller and a picnic, which some other visitors had done. We saw a white crane, a lizard and some little ducks.
According to Nike+, this was my fastest mile ever at 30 minutes. The kids walked the whole two miles, and came out of it with 2 days of no treats and no iPad, and a promise that Dalton doesn't get to go on the next hike. Also, no more treats or snacks on hikes, since we bring them to quell the whining, and it obviously doesn't work.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Today we saw the long talked about "Holly Stars" - that is, the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I don't think I've ever been here. Again with the irony of vacationing in Los Angeles.
We took the Metro and a free shuttle to Universal CityWalk to walk around and have lunch. A random girl gave us some (unopened) packages of chips, because apparently you can't take food into Universal Studios. So that's what the random Pringles container is from, in a lot of the pictures.
We went on a mini-vacation to Hollywood this weekend. Drove right under the GoodYear blimp. Don't be fooled by the lack of traffic on the 405. It was about a 2 hour drive.
The Hollywood Sign
Lake Hollywood Park
We stayed at Hotel Angeleno. If you've taken the 405 through LA, you've seen it. Looking down on the freeway from the top floor (they let us barge into the restaurant at dinner time so the kids could see the view).
The front desk had a treasure box the kids could dig into. Blowing bubbles on the balcony over the 405.