Trip Start Jul 15, 2008
21Trip End Jul 30, 2008
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The La Brea Tar Pits is a neat place as long as you are not an animal from 10,000+ years ago stuck in the muck. They would have a different take on it I am sure. This would not be my first choice to be a paleontologist if I were one. The information you would gain is excellent. However, you would be perpetually sticky. They work in tar everyday. No thanks.
For some reason I had the impression La Brea was located on the out-skirts of the city. That was dumb. There are no out-skirts to this city. It is one giant sprawling suburb, so nothing is on the out-skirts. La Brea is on Wilshire Drive. I always associated Wilshire Drive with a Beverly Hills type environment. Wilshire Drive runs all the way across the city. One of the traffic things they do better here is to not change the name of a street every time you cross into another suburb. Virginia could learn a valuable lesson here.
Time for a Spanish lesson: brea means tar in Spanish. That means the name of the place is The Tar tar pits. I thought that was funny.
I have included a bunch of pictures and the web site to La Brea. Happy surfing.
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