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Published: April 15th 2011
Penny Meets Jesus
Our helpful hotel host was called Jesus. Look at his name tag.
Today we caught two buses across town to the Tar Pits where we saw the worlds's biggest collection of recent fossils of creatures living 10-12,000 years ago. It was a childhood dream of Trish's to see this place. As an Anthropologist it is a trip to a significant place in history. Well it didn't disappoint. We got up close and personal with a range of bones and smelly oozing bitumen.
We even got a battery charger for our camera. Trish forgot to pack ours. Now that will be worth points.
We made a brief visit to the sculpture garden but I guess we were pretty much "museumed out".
People are really helpful and kind. The bus service is really good. It feels safe and a happy place for most, but we have heard 3 or 4 really disturbed people walking the street ranting, swearing talking to invisible people, obviously mentally ill, a disturbing number with shopping trolleys holding all their life's possessions in black rubbish bags. I even saw a whole family out with begging signs. I wonder where they sleep at night and what it must feel like to be disconnected from the world as we experience it? Sad eh.
This sloth is six feet tall and quite unusual to say the least.
We have a small problem like that in NZ too I guess, but not so visible.
Tomorrow we plan to visit the Getty Museum.
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