La Brea Tar Pits

On Tuesday afternoon, we left my parent’s house and headed to Disneyland.  We took a trip down Jenn’s Memory Lane and drove by my old house in La Habra (hadn’t been by in probably 23 years), my Grandma Stewart’s old house ( I just wanted to SMELL the air and it did not disappoint!  Same as always!  Oh wowie!  I LOOOOOVE that smell!), and the La Brea Tar Pits.  We had never been to the Tar Pits and weren’t expecting much but it was pretty interesting.  We totally lucked out because it was Free Tuesday!  What the….AWESOME!

What are the TAR PITS, you might be asking yourself???  Well, right in the middle of Los Angeles are actual pits of tar bubbling right out of the ground!  They were there a BRAZILLION years ago and they are still there today, actually bubbling and oozing from the parking lot and random places throughout the park.  So some guy discovered some bones in the pit and then they starting going crazy and found a trillion other dinosaur, mammoth and other prehistoric animal bones….SEE?!?!?!?  I forget all the numbers and junk since it’s been a month.  If you want details, talk to Josh.  He remembers all this kind of junk. 🙂   What I DEFINITELY remember is trying to pull a metal bar out of the tar and how I was imagining it being my leg and how I was about to have a panic attack.  SCARY!  You do NOT want to die in a tar pit!

We finally made it to the Grand Californian at Disneyland.  We met Jason and Caroline Turner for dinner at C.P.K.  We hang out with them whenever we get a chance!  Even if it means ruining their family dinner by bringing our totally tired kids along.


IMG_0587-1We went back to the hotel to get the kids some sleep before the busy days ahead.  They were pretty cute all cuddled in their beds.  Ashton asked, “Mom, where are you and Dad gonna sleep?”