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Tar Pits with Toddlers !


Well. This is a pretty disappointing video. It certainly does not accurately represent how fabulous the La Brea Tar Pit museum really is. There is so much to see and do -- and this is just a tiny fraction.


However, to be honest, it's the fraction that most interested the toddlers. Big things are in their wheelhouse. Most of the interactive displays are too sophisticated for them right now. And the Tar Pits themselves are way beyond them. So we just look at what the the little ones can process, and move on. This makes for fairly short museum visits and that's fine with us. Museum appreciation is a gradual process.


But in my defense, it's hard to to take care of 2 toddlers and also try to film things of interest in the museum!


Also, you might have noticed, even though Robert and I spend parts of each day with one or both of the granddaughters, I don't really feature them too often in my blogs -- both we and their parents are careful about their privacy, so that's another limiting factor. Because most of the time at the Tar Pits I was taking pictures of the grand babies - and those aren't always blog material !!!


Nonetheless, this will be a fun memory for them, (that they won't remember) -- but it's a record of how much their grandparents loved them, and treated them all over town. There isn't anything better.


One last fun thing. In the video of the atrium, you can hear Cora, our youngest granddaughter, saying "bear too high!" There is a 12 foot statue of an Ice Age Bear, very imposing, very ferocious looking in the museum. Cora was NOT having this -- she didn't want to touch him, and recoiled when we got near. So we stayed away -- BUT not far enough -- because for the entire day -- and for days afterward - Cora has been saying "bear too high." We think this is her way of processing something that she just wasn't sure of, and reminding us that we don't need to get near that old bear anytime again soon.


Don't worry, Cora! We got you!