Today we went with our Texas relatives to the Griffith Observatory. We arrived before the doors opened so that we could get a jump on any crowds; however, we had not expected the parking lots to already be full, plus people hiking up from down the road where they had parked. But lucky for us, someone pulled out of their parking place fairly close to the top and we scooted right in. The busyness of the observatory reflected summer. There were people speaking a dozen different languages and tour buses filled with foreign tourists. The best part of our time at the observatory was the show they put on entitled “Water is Life.” We learned about the importance of water on earth and the search on other planets where it might exist. Fascinating stuff and Luna and Aretta seemed to love it.
After the observatory, we drove down to Carney’s on the Sunset Strip where we had lunch. Carney’s is an old railroad car that’s been there for many years. The food is decent as are the prices. Liz and Ron met us there. From there we came home, had a nap, then headed to a birthday party for a little one-year-old who is Liz and Ron’s God son. Afterward, our kids came to our house for a pizza party.
A full but happy day.
Here are the photos from Carney’s. Photo credit goes to Liz.