We arrive in LA happy but exhausted and climb into bed at the Westin LAX at around 9 pm.
The next day, the kids and I spring out of bed at 4:30 am. Breakfast comes by room service and Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cost me twenty dollars! Yikes.
In the morning, we headed off to the La Brea Tar Pits, my favorite LA hotspot, since I am a big paleontology enthusiast. We see saber tooth cats ( not tigers, according to the guides) and 400 dire wolf skulls and mastodons, giant sloths, and wooly mammoths from 10 to 40 thousand years old. The kids were a bit scared of the anamotronic saber tooth cat which is remote controlled and walked over to our seat and growled at us with its ferocious teeth. Gotta love the asphalt seep ( tar pit) for preserving all those creatures in black sticky goo for thousands of years.
After a cheap lunch at McDonalds and a not so cheap towncar ride, we get back to the hotel.
Irina and Alex Fried, our LA cousins, come to visit us at the hotel.
We ride to Venice Beach in a limo procured by Noe our concierge. " This is the best car ever!" Ben declares to his buddy Alex.
Venice Beach greets us with a man holding a giant sign that reads, " Funds Needed for Penis Reduction. Please help!"
Oh, but wait, that guy is serious. Keep walking, keep walking....
Wow- the sand is white and there are bikini babes and cross dressers on rollerskates.
Here the VENDORS are for the MARIJUANA DOCTOR- for 40 dollars you get a prescription, two joints or a bong, they said.
A man in a white thong breezes past on his skates with a set of white feathered wings perched on his back.
The kids play in the ocean waves and have fun looking for shells. We get hot dogs at a street vendor next to a MEDICINAL MARIJUANA DR.
A great day to enjoy in LA!