Many of my tourist pictures have people in them, so of course I can’t show them to you. Still, we did a lot of tourist stuff.
One of my favorite things was the Aquarium of the Pacific.
This particular aquarium is famous for its sea dragons. It is I think the only place that has managed to breed the weedy sea dragon in captivity. They had excellent interpretation.
From the aquarium you take this roller coaster like bridge to The Pike, which used to be an amusement park and is now a mall.
We went to the bookstore.
We visited Little Tokyo. There is an exhibition there about the internment camps. My hostess’s mother and father got married in one of the camps in the state where I live, which furnished an odd point of connection.
We went shopping in Little Tokyo. We also went to a couple of bookstores and groceries, but I don’t think those count as shopping. It was in Little Tokyo that we actually went into stores and marvelled at all the pretty things and bought stuff.
It was very wonderful to see and touch the ocean. I really miss the ocean.
We went to Hollywood, to Amoeba records. I think my sons would like this record store. #1 son should probably just go work there.