Sunday, April 10, 2011

Unusual things to see near a geocache

Every now and then, while out geocaching, I'll come across things that are out of place.  In this case, these things aren't really out of place, mainly because the geocache is hidden near a museum.  So perhaps the geocache was out of place, but it really wasn't either.  It's just a way to link the two things together somehow.  A couple of weeks ago, my two older children and I took a day and visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  It's located near downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the La Brea Tar Pits.

LACMA is a complex of buildings housing a multitude of artwork.  I believe there are 9 buildings in all, but we were only able to go through half of them.  All the better because we'll be able to come back again in the future, possibly enjoying the same exhibits, plus new ones which we were unable to enjoy in our first go around.  The contemporary art building was a favorite of mine, because I was familiar with several of the pieces of art.  There were several of Andy Warhol's iconic paintings, plus a Stuart Davis painting that I recognized while still several paintings away.  I'd done a research report on Davis in high school and was very aware of his style.

Several years ago, I'd found a cache overlooking the main tar pit area of the La Brea Tar Pits, but it had since been muggled.  There was also an earthcache located in the same general spot, so I was familiar with the area.  After we spent a good five hours at the museum, we walked across the street to a burger place and had dinner.  After that, my kids indulged their good old dad and "allowed" him to find a couple of geocaches.

I'd like to offer my apologies for not writing much these past couple of months.  Being busy isn't the word to describe what this year has been like, but that's the best that I can conjure up at the moment.  Adding new projects to my life, most notably the 365 project, has impacted other areas, including this part.  I shall endeavor to write more often here.

Pictures were taken near the following geocaches:
That Black Gooey Smelly Stuff - by carlosguerrera
The La Brea Tar Pits - by GeoCraig

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