Just back from another wonderful trip visiting my family in Los Angeles. It was all about spending quality time with family and friends, eating favorite ethnic foods, and of course shopping American style. But you can only shop and eat and just hang out so much! To keep things interesting were the many local excursions revisiting some of my favorite old haunts and discovering some new ones, too. The LA area is a huge metropolis and if you are willing to drive and not be intimidated by a little traffic (okay, a lot of traffic), the choices are endless and much fun is to be had....
What kid doesn't love climbing in and out of old trains?
Griffith Park's Travel Town Museum
'old school' fun
The Nutcraker at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Downtown LA
The Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland
Some things taste better in the U.S.A. like these freshly picked berries
we sampled at our local farmer's market