All pictures can be clicked on to enlarge.
With my dad at the Griffith Park Observatory
It's near the Hollywood sign. (You will notice California is experiencing a drought.)
The observatory was built on the top of a hill in 1935 and has been a beloved icon of Los Angeles. Admission is free...because Mr. Griffith wanted everyone to be able to glimpse into the heavens. (Dad, Mom and I standing in front.)
We're lining up to go into a 300 seat Planetarium theater. It was an awesome show. We learned about our universe and tracked the planets through the skies. That's Los Angeles in the background.
Hills flowing into the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is hazy today. (click to enlarge)
Who's car is this? The keys were left in it! Dad gave me a run down on how to drive a car like this...describing all the pedals.
We got to the zoo about an hour before closing. When we asked about the giraffes we were sent clear to the back of the zoo which was up a hill. We finally made it! I took 22 pictures of giraffes for my dad! Hooves, faces, tails...
This lion is sound asleep with his foot up in the air. There's another lion next to him if you look carefully.
Here are some giraffes. (My dad is building a very large giraffe in his garage).
That's a real giraffe there--looking at me.
We had a great day!
The reason I haven't posted for awhile is because I've been busy writing an article for Chicken Soup for the Soul. The deadline is tomorrow. They are collecting stories from the elementary school years. I've never been published in Chicken Soup...but if this story flies it will be $200. Tomorrow is my monthly writers critique group...so I'll take the story for an edit.
Have a good weekend!