La Brea Tar Pits
Remember that part on My Girl 2 (claaassic) where Nick (long-haired hottie) pretends to throw Vada's mood ring into that big pit of tar?
Ever since I watched that movie (which came out in 1994) I have wanted to go see where this scene took place. I didn't find out until later that they were the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.
When Austin, Jen, and Gianna (my brother and sister-in-law and niece) came to visit from Arizona Jen suggested we go to the Tar Pits!! I was so STOKED!!
Here's the big pit outside of the Museum. You can't see it, but there is a baby Mastodon reaching towards its mother who is stuck in the tar pits. Kind of a morbid replica, don't you think?
(I will not bore you by writing too much, but it's pretty fascinating)
-The tar was covered by a few inches of water so the animals would not know it was a tar pit until they were stuck.
-The tar wasn't hot at all. The animals didn't burn to death, they would get stuck and basically die of thirst and food deprivation.
-Sometimes the animals would start to cry out and predators would come looking for dinner and would get stuck in the tar as well. Hence the hundreds of thousands of bones they have extracted from the tar pits.
|I just love my husband. He's a good sport and lets me be paparazzi and take pictures of him constantly.|
|Austin and Cameron with Gianna on his shoulders|
|Cameron, Gianna, and Austin|
After going through the museum and looking around at the tar pits Austin, Cameron and Gianna ran up and down this big hill by the parking lot. I, on the other hand, sat on the grass. The tar pits really pooped me out.
So, blogs are a place where you can openly state your opinion and I feel like I should tell you that if you're going to go to the tar pits remember three things:
1. Go with people you would enjoy doing anything with.
2. Don't work yourself up too much. The lower your expectations probably the better.
3. There are no dinosaurs.
All in all we had a good time with family :)