[pics] California Science Center

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Every year I have a few extra days off during the holidays (kind of like a winter break from my job), so Kimi and I decided to check out the California Science Center. The museum itself is free, but it costs extra to see special exhibits like Pompeii (which closes in early January 2015).  The museum was neat, but it was super crowded and the ratio of evil children to well behaved children was insane. At the end of the Pompeii exhibit there was a large room where kids could use plush-like blocks to build the front part of their “house.” I’m guessing the exercise was to show how homes were built back then? Anyway, I saw a devil child kicking these blocks as if it were a soccer ball. One whizzed by as I was walking and I had to fight the urge to pick it up and throw the ball (shambattle style) at his head.

Also, the Endeavor was awesome.

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[pics] LA Zoo Lights

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Christmas lights and the zoo? Well, count me in. Last week week KimitheBee and I checked out the LA Zoo Lights.  The animals were asleep so we didn’t see anything cool, but it was neat to see the zoo decorated with so many lights.

By the way, if you buy Early Bird Tickets you’ll save some moola!

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[pics] The Halloween Adventure Continues!

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I tried convincing KimitheBee to come with me to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, but she didn’t seem too thrilled about it. As a compromise, we decided to do some not-so-scary Halloween activities this year.  A couple of weeks ago we visited Boney Island in Sherman Oaks and our latest adventure took us to the Hollywood Haunter in Glendale, followed by the Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. We tried (unsuccessfully) to go to the Ghost Train near Griffith Park at least four times. Guess it wasn’t meant to be this time around!

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[Pics] Boney Island – Sherman Oaks Homemade Haunt

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Halloween is right around the corner, so Kimi and I have been in search of some offbeat things to do here in LA. My friends and I planned to check out the Ghost Train, but when we got there the line gave us some major Disneyland flashbacks, so we left. It ended up working out for the best, however, because it gave us time to check out  Boney Island. This homemade haunt can be found in a quiet Sherman Oaks neighborhood and for a $10 donation, you could walk through a decorated treehouse (shown above) or just hang out in the main area out front (which is free). We arrived just in time to catch the show and there were lots of photo opportunities for kids and kids at heart like ourselves.

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Disneyland – GoPro Adventures

Last month Caroline came to LA, so we all took a trip to Disneyland for the day.  It was a great opportunity to test out my new Go Pro.  Just wanted to share some video I took at the park!