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La Brea Tar Pits, California, USA - 18th September 2010

By: arasmi

Hi Mom!
Ready for my biggest update yet??  Today was a busy day...we went to LA for the La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and La Grand Lux Cafe for dinner...phew!  Here are my pictures!!

Before we leave we decide to eat.  My host likes to eat so you will see many pictures of me with food (if you haven't noticed :D)  We get fast food so we can get on our way.
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what a funny looking man...
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Let's see where we're going...
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and oh...here we are!
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The tar pits are connected to a museum.  Let me show you around...
When we arrive we notice people digging around...this board tells a little about what they have found
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb317/yeahlikecarlos/IMGP5793_resize.jpg
When they were building the parking lot...they found bones...so they decided to carefully box up the dirt and search through the boxes to find more bones.  This is called Project 23 for the 23 boxes they have.
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We turn around and find this funny fellow...I decide to take a picture with him.
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look paw prints...where does this lead us??
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an Excavation pit!...look at all the tar!
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On to the museum...on our way we come across the lake...it has tar bubbling in it and replicas of mammoths stuck in the tar...kind of a sad lake.
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Finally! the museum!
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Lets see what they have...
MAMMOTHS!
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Wow they are huge! Here are some other skeletons of a Sabertooth tiger, buffalo and other extinct animals.
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Various animal bones/skulls
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There is a "fishbowl" lab where people are working on a Mammoth skeleton...
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we make our way out to the atrium and gift shop...but I seemed to upset the locals...
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb317/yeahlikecarlos/021.jpg
I explain what I'm doing there and they let me go...phew!
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we make it out the lovely atrium where we find a turtle! and a waterfall
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and I get to ride a Mammoth at the gift shop on our way out...bye Tar Pits!
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we next head off to LACMA!
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb317/yeahlikecarlos/IMGP5850_resize.jpg

On to the next post!

Love,
Takkie

* Posted Oct 3, 2010, 10:47 pm [Quote] Go to the top of the page


 

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