With a three day weekend upon us we took a break from the boring and headed into L.A. to check out the pits. This was the first time in the big city for most of the family and they were pretty excited to see some of the famous Hollywood landmarks and streets that you hear about in songs. My daughter found seeking Ferrari's and other exotic cars to be quite a fun game. This makes me want to take her to the Peterson's Automotive Museum which I came to find out is pretty much right across the street from the tar pits.
We parked on the street, fed the meter some change and walked in to an open park. Here you'll find plenty of manicured grass and trees and if it weren't for the odd fenced areas scattered here and there you would think you were passing through just another city park. But those fenced areas are what you've come to see. The pits. Leaves and dust cover most of the pits and can make it difficult to see them until it's too late. This fact has always been true which is part of the reason so many animals met their fates here, although the odor emitted from the pits should have given them a pretty good idea something wasn't right. It isn't an odor that you smell from the street but you don't exactly have to have your nose in it to get the idea.