La Brea Tar Pits
In downtown Los Angeles, mammoth and other assorted animals trapped in the tar pits in ice age. Now people dig out the bones and put them back together, after the tedious work of cleaning off the tar. There were couple of videos to show how everything came about. A large enclosed glass room (Fish bowl) where you can watch the workers clean and sort the bones. Great place for a school field trip, if you can stand the smell.
My guys found this place to play basketball on the beach, were able to join a game, and won! I took a walk down the beach, shopped (think all the weirdoes from Telegraph Ave. packed into Santa Cruz boardwalk), and generally enjoyed myself.
Henry and I love the Lego sculptures in Miniland. We saw New York and Las Vegas, which were both under maintenance when we were there two years ago. Sadly, I think Henry has outgrown Legoland. This is the only amusement park I ever enjoyed.
Bill took a vacation from our vacation and went for a bike ride down the coast. Sounds lovely, doesn't it?
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Day trip after we got back home. Special exhibit about Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). More painting, calligraphy and loads of porcelains. Small mention of history of Beijing and Forbidden City was nice.
Besides China, the exhibit about Southeast Asian arts is a must see.