Monday, March 30, 2009

Bye L.A.!

Our last full day in L.A. *sob*!!! We have had the best time on our trip and we are all depressed to leave--the thought of getting back in the school/work/house-showing routine--UGH!!

We had a leisurely morning hanging at the hotel with some room service and then we headed out.

Closer-upper:
I headed off to meet a friend for lunch (Tami--I'm sorry you couldn't make it!!) and we had a nice time at the Cheesecake Factory and strolling around the Farmer's Market. I hit a sticker store to keep Pickle entertained on the plane--she can play with stickers for hours. Here is Pickle and my friend's daughter--they were born exactly one day apart!
After that we made our annual pilgrimage to the Brady Bunch house. This is the house they used for the exterior shots and the owners have since put a fence up--it's cool to see!
It seems I was slacking off in the picture-taking department today--we went to "Japan Town" and checked out some cool stores including Giant Robot One and Two. I bought a cool bag with a raccoon wearing a chef's hat.

Then we came back to the hotel earlier than usual to let the kids swim in the pool--we've had such full days on this trip there was just never time for the pool.

Then we rushed off to dinner, but unfortunately the restaurant was kind of gross. It was freezing but they made us sit outside and the prices seemed too high. Here are the boys:

and Pickle there:
I ordered the lamb shank and I don't know how you can screw that up--but they did! It was completely unseasoned and yucky. I've felt sick ever since...
my rancid lamb...barf!!


Here's one more of Pickle there:

And the boys near a fountain:


So that's it!! We might try to make one more Pinkberry run before we take off tomorrow.

We'll miss you L.A.!!
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16 comments:

Auds at Barking Mad said...

OK, lamb is yucky anyhow. *lol* Well that's my opinion anyhow. I'm sorry your food was not the greatest, and having to eat outside where it's chilly to boot!

Sounds like you guys have had an absolutely fabulous time out there. Thanks so much for sharing your adventures with us.

Missy said...

Enjoyed reading your posts about your wonderful vacation! And seeing the wonderful pictures!!!

Z's Mom said...

Sounds like you had a great time! The pics are great!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I would love to go see the Brady House! How cool is that?

Have a safe and uneverntful trip home!

Allison said...

I love the Brady Bunch house pics. How cool is that!

Rebecca Jo said...

Love the boys shirts!! They are always so full of smiles!

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I love all the smiles :)

Tami said...

Jen, I really wish I could have been there!! I was so upset that I got sick, and am still not feeling 100%!!! For sure next time you are in LA, me and M will be there!!!

Ronda's Rants said...

Beautiful pictures...the kids always look so great!

Mary said...

Such a cute pic of Astrid and Juliana! Time to go home,,,that stinks! Stay another week!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

They all seem so agreeable to posing for the picture! My kids would be making faces and doing rabbit-ears by now. The Brady House is so cool!

noble pig said...

I haver never been to the Brady house...how fun..or not for the people who live there! I live close to the Eight is Enough house...I need to take a picture!

Becky said...

If I plan a trip to California, I am so calling you! I am not kidding! You have the scoop on where to go and what to do! You made it look so fun!


I wanna go!!!

Jen said...

What a great time this way. I hope that you have safe travels home.
BTW, I LOVE how you dress the kids. Just too cute.

Shannon said...

Safe travels back home!

Aubrey said...

Your boys look SO much alike. I bet their baby pictures are hard to tell apart!

What a fun way to say Bye LA!