|Ethan and I at the depot|
But! It's not a bad thing. Los Angeles is a very urban place, and it certainly reminds you that you don't live in the country.
Ethan was absolutely amazing! He just loved hanging out with his "Uncles". I have to say, they love him too. They spend most of their time hanging out with him, trying to make him laugh. I think it really comes from having such large (read Catholic) families. They have all been introduced to small children and the thought of holding one is not scary in the slightest. They really do save my butt from time to time (frustration wise).
So we took the Metro Gold Line, which I highly recommend taking if you want to go to Olvera Street, Chinatown, Pasadena, Mission St in South Pasadena. There are so many stops, if you buy an all day pass (I think it's 5 dollars right now) you could spend a whole day seeing the sights, and still have some left at the sun sets!
|The sign from the line|
So the train ride took about 30 minutes, which was absolute bliss. We finally got off at the Little Tokyo/Arts stop, and found the Geffen Center. Man, the line was long! We had read a bunch of stuff online which said admittance was free. LIES! Admittance was only free on Thursdays or Mondays (and the Mondays are for a limited time). So, we ended up paying 10 bucks a person, which turned into 30 for us since Mikey didn't have any cash (what else is new haha). However, I think anyone will agree with me when I say if you wait in line for something for an hour to 1.5 hours, you'll pay amounts you never would have if the line were only 10 minutes long. I have to say it was worth it. I'm really glad that I got to see the entire exhibit. Pictures cannot do some of this art justice! Words can't either, as it turns out. Here are some of the pictures we took!
|My favorite exhibit, I didn't catch the artist's name though!|
|Love this little dude!|
|See any similarities? I'm kidding.|
|Oh no not YOGI!|
|This piece looks much different farther away than closer. Did that make sense?!|
|Austine made his own art with this blurry picture!|
|Banksy. Love. Him.|
|In the city...|
|Crazy neon room|
|Dark alley...is this the real LA?|
|Our family on the way back! Pickle is a bit tired.|