Pouring concrete at Sixth and Broadway.
Out and about in Southern California
These tart, pink-on-the-inside apples are from See Canyon Fruit Ranch.
We got them at Santa Monica’s Wednesday Farmers Market. They’re Pink Pearl Apples. They’re a little pinker in these photos than they were in real life, but they were still pretty dramatic. (I was having trouble with the color adjustments and this was the best color adjustment compromise I could come up with.) They were much darker pink than in this photo.
We sautéed them with butter and brown sugar and cinnamon, and ate them with vanilla ice cream.
The third floor of the Petersen Automotive Museum is for kids. This mural is just the right size to pretend to drive a Hot Wheels car along, and it is conveniently located near the Hot Wheels check out desk. (Which also happens to be the Pine Wood Derby car check out desk and the marble track check out desk, too.) You can race cars down big tracks and play with trucks on a big rug. You can also sit on a some real vehicles.
Including a real Indy Car.
Red flowers in the tree on Broadway just west of the Co-op.
Today at the Aquarium of the Pacific, we saw things I’ve never seen in real life before.
We saw chambered nautiluses (or chambered nautili) swimming all over the place.
We saw a California king crab.
And we saw a giant isopod! I never imagined I’d get to see one of these alive. I’ve been fascinated by them ever since I first read about them — they’re huge and they look like sow bugs. It was amazing.
They were all in the Wonders of the Deep exhibit.
At Kidspace in Pasadena
The dinosaur table at Kidspace.