Saturday morning we woke up bright and early, jumped in the Prius and headed up to Hollywood.
Our first stop were the La Brea Tar Pits. I hadn't been there since the 4th grade when I was "researching" for my science project... "Trapped in Tar... Fossils from the Ice Age" (yeah, I won 1st place... I was a nerd!) Kenny had never been there so it was fun to walk around and check out the fossils and try to avoid the pits :)
Next we headed over to the Walk of Stars and had a look around before we jumped back in the car and drove Sunset Blvd through Beverly Hills and Bel Air to the Santa Monica Pier.
The Pier has this cute little Aquarium. The people working there were so nice and were very informative about all of the sea animals. We got to touch starfish, sea cucumbers and sea urchins. For such a little place, it was quite fun.
Just about he time we finished at the aquarium, the sun started to set. What a gorgeous sunset over the ocean!
After enjoying the sunset, we headed back to Hollywood and over to Grauman's Chinese Theater. We spent a while looking at the footprints of the old movie stars before we headed into the theater to see "I am Legend" with Will Smith. The movie was great... it could be because we were so excited to see it in this huge, beautiful theater. If you ever get a chance you have to go see a movie there... it was sooo cool!
The next morning we headed over to Starbucks then made our way to the Griffith Observatory. Besides having spectacular views of the city and the Hollywood sign, the Observatory has a great Planetarium and a show that really puts into perspective how amazing and gigantic the universe really is. What an amazing God we have to create such wonders!
We stopped by Palomar Airport on our way home so Kenny could fly the Citation Jet with one of the owners. I even got to ride along on the flight! It was so much fun to see Kenny up there flying... it was my first time ever seeing him fly the CJ. He is a great pilot!
Later that night we met Danny & Tonita for dinner at a local Mexican place. Service was terrible, but the food was yummy! We even splurged for Kenny's birthday and got a giant margarita (we all shared!).
We, of course, also watched Survivor that night with Danny & Tonita!
What a fun weekend full of experiencing new things and spending time with people we love!