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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Blast from the Past: Disney Studios and L.A. Zoo

Our first year in Los Angeles, we stopped by the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. We were on our way to the Los Angeles Zoo, and I figured it'd be OK to stop off and see what a movie studio looks like - from the outside. There was honestly nothing to see, except the main entrance . . . 

and the "Seven Dwarfs" office building. The studio isn't open to the public. Guess if you really want the "Disney experience," you either need to know somebody, or drive down to Disneyland. 

After a couple more pics (including the obligatory "crazy" photo that my kids continue to insist on) we headed over to the Los Angeles Zoo.

The Los Angeles Zoo was "OK" - I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars. Maybe that's not fair, because at the time the zoo was doing a ton of remodeling, so a couple of sections were closed off. The remodeling has since been completed, so I'm curious to what it looks like now.

My kids were 3 1/2 and just shy of 6 at the time, so we focused on the children's section of the zoo (translation: I didn't have the freedom to walk around and take a lot of pictures). 

They had an age appropriate little show that kids could participate in. 

My son LOVED (still loves) this kind of thing. 

My daughter choose to just watch. 

These pictures were taken six years ago - it's honestly amazing seeing how quickly they've grown. Six years from now - God willing - my son will be thinking about college; my daughter about driving. I'm reminded of the words of Moses: "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom" (Psalm 90).

No time like the present in terms of building into our kids' lives - and passing on our faith and values to the next generation. 

© 2011



Miguel714 said...

your kids are so cute! wow, they've really grown. Miguel

Anonymous said...

LA Zoo is alot better since you where there.