|Letter from Los Angeles
||Saturday | 23 April 2016
Los Angeles, California: Another great
day with our family. We are still celebrating Dave's Birthday, so went
to the Los Angeles Zoo
because the ponies were not racing at Santa Anita
The zoo is having a special presentation of mechanized dinosaurs,
Unextinct, through October. For a $3 up-charge, visitors can walk through a
garden filled with about a dozen life-sized moving dinosaurs - complete with
and exit through the gift shop. A certain member of this family was pretty impressed.
I ain't afraid of no Pachyrhinosaurus
Though a Tyrannosaurus Rex eating a Triceratops was a bit graphic -
bloody wound and all
Daddy to the rescue
There was an area where kids could "dig for dinosaur bones" and a display
showing how the creatures are mechanized - complete with buttons to push
that would move the head, tail and make the dinosaurs growl. Very cool.
Guess what? The kids rode the carousel!
Lisa and I (still pooped from cooking yesterday) watched from a shady bench.
To celebrate Earth Day, the zoo held all sorts of special events this week. Leo
watched a puppet show where the audience learned about how leaking lawn
sprinklers waste water and how California Condors can get lead poisoning... not
sure toddlers in the crowd fully grasped all the concepts. Just sayin'...
Many animals were very active today. We saw species from
every continent and I photographed sheep from the
Desert Bighorn Sheep
Desert Bighorn Sheep
Then it was time to go home and let Grandpa open his birthday
gifts. DT received a hand-painted mug and a new carry-on bag/laptop
And, as usual, the best part of a gift
is the packaging... which DT turned into a robot costume
for Leo... except Lucy needed to model the new toy as
... which just turned into this whole
situation, which I cannot, nor will not, explain.
Until my next update, I remain, your celebratory correspondent.
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