I'm back from Los Angeles, and I had a great time! We all survived the speeches that one always has to sit through at a graduation, and then we had fun. We went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, which was pretty fun. My favorite exhibit there was the sea otters, although I found it gallingly ironic that the exhibit is sponsored by BP. Did you know that a sea otter has as many hairs in one square inch as a German shepherd has on its entire body? The next day we went to the La Brea Tar Pits; this is by far the best thing I've ever done in L.A. after several visits. If you're ever in L.A. and have to choose where you have time to go, definitely do the Tar Pits. I learned a lot there, but my favorite piece of trivia is the scientific name for the saber-toothed cat: Smilodon fatalis.
As I had hoped, I got some work done on the placemats for my cousin. Here's the first row:
I need to finish unpacking now and get caught up on my blog reading. Can't wait to see what you all did at Tat Days!
If all goes as planned, I will get to meet somebody very special tomorrow. Photos to come....