Little Mexico + Chinatown

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  Really it’s not that my creativity is running dry, but I really really wanted to immerse ourselves in this made-for-tourists multi-culturalism in what we call LA downtown where we can partake in the sea of disposable chatskis and bad…

Griffith Park

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  I’ve been to Griffith Observatory many times, but I hadn’t known about the park section.  Turns out there’s some activities there for the tykes starting with the horsey rides.  Ellis loves riding carousels, and it’s about time she got…

OC Zoo

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  OC Zoo is actually in Irvine Ranch Park not the Irvine Ranch Historic Park.  Don’t know why Irvine parks’ names are so confusing, but they are different places.  The former is at the top of the hill off Jamboree,…

Mission San Juan Capistrano

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      Ellis is becoming less passive in regards to the things she want.  A few months ago I noted that she’s become more picky with her food and attire.  And, now, she’s proactive in enumerating where she wants…

Venice Beach

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    Was discussing Ellis’ endurance in the previous post.  She still loves to be out and about.  But, her walking endurance seems to be diminishing.     It could be just her mood.  She sure doesn’t look tired when…

Arcadia Aboretum

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  It started about a couple of months ago that we stopped bringing the stroller with us whenever we take Ellis out.  Ellis simply started walking and running with enough endurance to last the day, so there was no reason…

New Years Day

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  Picked her up extra early on new years day to spend the day in Long Beach starting with a 45 minute boat tour, walked to Shoreline Village then off to the Aquarium of the Pacific.     We started…

To Coit and Back: Garz the Hunter

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  As the plane was reaching descending velocity and altitude, a commotion alarmed the passengers from the back of the plane.  Not knowing what it were, I could only see them from the back of the plane trying to climb…