Saturday, October 30, 2010


On Wednesday, my aunt Glenna is coming out for a visit.  I am looking forward to having a partner in crime.  Some of our plans:
  • Get invited to 'Come on down'!  Yes, I have tickets to The Price Is Right!
  • Visit King's Canyon National Park.  It is the other 'half' of Sequoia National Park.  So its full of huge trees and beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada mountains.  Plus I need to get a park stamp:)
  • Visit Pinnacles National Monument.  It is the remains of an ancient volcano so there are rocks to climb and caves to explore.  Plus a colony of big-eared bats.  Plus I need to get a park stamp:)
  • Find some butterflies.  In November, Monarch butterflies arrive for winter.  There are numerous groves of eucalyptus trees where they stay.  Some colonies number over 100,000!!
  • Visit the Kelso Dunes in the Mojave Desert.  The Kelso Dunes are known for a unique phenomena - when conditions are right, you can climb the dunes sending sand cascading down in your wake and it will make a rumbling noise.  That's why these dunes are known as 'singing dunes'.
  • Drive a portion of Route 66.
  • Visit a ghost town.  Deciding between a 'restored' ghost town (like Calico) or a true ghost town where there is nothing but ghosts.
  • Explore Mulholland Drive with a list of celebrity addresses.  Stalk much?
  • Go on a studio tour.  Maybe we will get discovered.
  • Pay our respects to Marilyn Monroe (and many others) at Westwood Memorial Park.
  • See the dinosaurs at La Brea Tar Pits.
  • Visit The Huntington Library Botanical Gardens.
  • Visit The Getty Center and Villa.
  • Explore Sunset Boulevard and Rodeo Drive.
  • Shop at the Santa Barbara Art Walk.
  • Visit a vineyard. Or twelve.
I wonder if we will have time to sleep.


Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

THat sounds like an awesome fun filled visit!!

Mental P Mama said...

I need a nap already. Ham up the southern accents at 'Price'...they'll pick you!

Lori said...

Sounds perfectly wonderful and exhausting! :) How wonderful to have this time with your aunt! XX

Jason, as himself said...

Is that all? Glenna is going to be bored to tears.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow----I wanna come!!!! Can I be your aunt?????? That sounds incredible.....

Have fun --and blog about ALL of it.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I wanna join you both!!!
Butterflies? Celebrities? ghosts?
This all sounds perfect....charge your camera battery!!!

Desert Survivor said...

That sounds so fun. You had me right from the Price is Right, I always thought that would be fun to be on the show.

I once went to La Brea tar pits and found them really interesting. Your other plans sound terrific.

I think you're going to have a great time!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness! You have so many fun plans. Can't wait to read about your adventures!