Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Office Fun Day, La Brea Tar Pits

Once a year at the end of summer our entire office (all 25 of us!) take a day off work to have a fun day together. It is always is hard to decide what we can do on a tiny budget and large generation span. This year we voted on going to downtown Los Angeles. Our first stop was the La Brea Tar Pits. It was very interesting to see these large blackened "lakes" full of black sticky goo. One of the guides told us that the naturally occurring stuff is actually asphalt and not tar. We got to look into one of the pits that they are currently excavating and could see some of the fossilized bones. Inside the museum there were many displays of the skeletons and bones they have found in the pits. Saber toothed tigers, mammoths, wolves and much much more. After some browsing around the museum we all hopped back into the car and drove a few blocks to The Grove & Farmers Market on Fairfax. Jeri, our trip planner, had made a list of things we had to find and take a picture with. So after a fun and filling lunch at the Cheesecake Factory we were off to explore the Farmers Market. There were all kinds of stands or booths of all kinds of different things to see, smell, buy and experience. You can see a bunch of pictures of the day and scavenger hunt here: http://chiarapics.spaces.live.com/

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