Brian and I are spending this Thanksgiving week in LA, and although the trip started out a little rocky (Hollywood Blvd. is as stressful for parents with an infant as Times Square), today we were able to do some seriously parent-style vacationing, which is to say that we spent over 2 hours just hanging out on the beach with Elliott and explaining things like waves, the ocean, seagulls, and how sand starts as big rocks and becomes the small measurements of hour glasses. We even rode a trolley. We will never wear fanny packs, but today we rode the trolley. (And Elliott loved it.)
We will write a post in the next couple of weeks about the things we've learned while traveling with an infant (and the big differences between traveling with an infant of 3 months versus 7), but for now, let me just say that vacationing used to be about our exploration, but now (and probably for the better part of the next decade) it is all about Elliott's. We love seeing him try new things, explore outside of his comfort zone, and make new friends everywhere he goes.
Oh, LA. We may be New Yorkers and Alaskans at heart, but we are enjoying the beautiful, bright November days here. (Thanks.)
If you’ve passed by the Bubbly Mermaid Oyster Bar on D Street and 4th Ave. without noticing it as your next best bite, you’re not alone. But if you haven’t heard of it yet, you’re just not hanging around the right people. The oyster bar, which opened in July of this year, isn’t advertised by anything other than word of mouth. So, consider this article one local foodie’s testimony of a place that I am so grateful to have heard about.
Brian and I have some pretty talented, intelligent friends in our lives, and we are constantly inspired by the projects they create and take on, especially when they tackle issues that are so important like this upcoming election. Oh, this upcoming election. The feelings that many of us are feeling right now are hard to put into words--the desperate please win Obama, the what if Romney. The what if Romney and how scary that prospect is.
Anyways, two very talented, very inspiring friends of ours--Chris Thomas and Julia Thomas--have organized, for the second election in a row, a visual campaign encouraging voters to reelect Obama. Check out some of the amazing work that designers from all over the country have developed for this project on their website, 30 Reasons.