Monday, April 27, 2009

Another Class Down!

Eric had another appraisal class, so off we went! This time, it was in Arcadia, CA. This was only a 2 day class, so we weren't gone too long, but we still managed to have some fun. The kids and I went to the arboretum the first day. The interesting thing about this particular arboretum is that they have wild peacocks running around. I thought it was pretty cool until I read a sign explaining that these are wild birds so we should use caution around them. That kind of made me nervous, but in the end they were fine. One of the birds got too close to Jack and he freaked out. I felt bad for him, but he forgot about it really fast and was excited again every time he saw a new one. They were everywhere. Sadly, I forgot to bring the camera so no pictures. We did, however, get some pictures when we went to Old Pasadena and the Farmer's Market. Both were really fun. Old Pasadena had lots of fun shops and places to eat. We had dinner at a place called The Kitchen. We had the best pizza!

We didn't get to experience too much of the Farmer's Market because it was an hour away from our hotel and we couldn't go until Eric got done with his test. So, we didn't have a whole lot of time before it was obvious that the kids needed to get back. The parts we did see were really fun. Jack, of course, loved the little trolley that ran through the market, and live bands always make things more interesting. There were a bunch of little kids dancing to the music. The atmosphere was so family friendly. We love that kind of stuff!

As we were leaving we thought, since we were in Hollywood, we should try to get a picture of the sign. We never did find it, but we did find lots of other things that we thought were fun. Kodak Theater, Grauman's Theater, Capitol Records, Hollywood and Vine, Beverly Hills, and TONS of really interesting people!

9 comments:

kjirsten said...

What a fun trip!! I love when you pack a whole lot into a short time! You got to see and do some cool stuff! Great pictures . . . always my favorite! (You all look so cute!) Love you!

Carrie said...

that looks like a way fun trip! what a cool place. glad jack wasn't traumatized by the wild peacocks.

taryn said...

I love all the pictures! It looks like a really fun trip, maybe Brady and I will take a weekend trip there (we're trying to think of where we want to go for a last vacation before the baby, that's also not too expensive). I agree with Kjirst, you all look really cute!

The Jeppsen 5 said...

Cool trip!! I love all your pictures!

Shelley said...

That sounds like a great little trip! I think it is such a nice idea to be able to go with Eric and visit new places. I once saw the Hollywood sign on my way to the LA temple...CA is definitely a place unlike any other!

diana said...

Man, Eric's classes sound like loads of fun.

ryan and danielle said...

sounds like a fun place! glad you guys get to go and do such fun things while getting some work done in the process. can't believe how big jack and addie are gettin!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! That looks like such a fun trip!! You found so many fun things to do and you all enjoyed it! I really like the pic of you and the kids by the fountain! I think you might all actually be kind of sad when the classes are over!
Love,
mom

Kristi said...

I'm totally loving you guys' flexibility to be able to just go where the wind takes you! It's such great family bonding time and it gets you out and about seeing parts of the great U.S. that you wouldn't normally get to see. So cool!