The One when the In-Laws Came to Town


Sunday, April 18, 2010

There's never a dull moment when the Evans' are in town! I was thinking I'd have 10, maybe 12, pictures to share from our activities today, but I guess we did a lot more than I remember cuz I've got 25 pictures in my "to edit and upload" folder. We had a fun-filled day!

As we were walking out the door this morning I took a picture of our wacko kitchen light.
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Have you ever seen a light like this? It's nuts! We spent like $25 on new bulbs, replaced these ones and guess what? It still doesn't work. Blast. Next step: email the landlord...

Our first stop of the day was to drop Joey off at daycare. He has quite the reputation and was once greeted with, "There's the little trouble maker!" Oops. We like to take Joey to daycare every Saturday for a few hours (at $2 an hour it's such a deal for some "alone" time!) and usually drop him off right when they open at 8 am. I bet the lady thought she was off the hook today since we didn't drop him off 'til around 10... He's getting better at not being so hyper, though when we picked him up later today he was in the "rambunctious doggie room"...Sigh. Silly Joey.

After we dropped Joey off at daycare we drove down to Manhattan Beach.
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I would love to live in one of these cute bungalows for a week or month or year or so.
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Purty.
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We walked to the edge of this pier.
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Along the pier we looked out over the ocean and watched the surfers for a bit.
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Everyone wants their own ocean view! I prefer the pigeon's view :)
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The building at the end of the pier is a little cafe and an aquarium. This eel was four feet long and really gross looking. Like a giant worm.
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This fish was getting a nice massage from a sea anemone.
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Tons of starfish.
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Me. And my slightly protruding belly!
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After cruising along the beach for an hour we went to lunch at Cafe Rio. How could we not when we were in Manhattan Beach? It was good as ever. After Cafe Rio we picked up Joey, drove around the Rose Bowl, googled the "Gamble House" and realized it was right in the area so we went there. The Gamble House was where Doc Brown lived in the Back to the Future series. These are the beautiful steps leading up to the house.
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This is from the movie:
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And this is my picture:
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This is where they filmed Doc Brown's garage according to the internet:
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And this is my picture:
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Super fun :)

We came home and took a nap for awhile then we drove down to Chinatown for dinner at Philippe's: the birth place of the French dip sandwich.

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It was pretty good. Better than pretty good.
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I'm not much of a pie gal, but this boysenberry pie was delish!
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As we were finishing up one of the bus boys came by with a towel and motioned to me like he was taking a picture then pointed at us. Are we THAT identifiable as first-timers/tourists? I didn't even have my camera out or anything! Meh. I said yes thank you and gave him my camera and here were are.
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Now we're playing games in good ol' Evans' family fashion and taking it easy. Googley day.

9 comments

  1. Is Joey still at the doggy daycare? Remember when I wanted to see the Gamble House when we were apartment hunting down there? It's pretty, isn't it? What a fun day! I'm jealous.

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  2. Oops. I re-read your post and saw that you picked Joey up. I think it's super funny that you take him there so you can have "alone" time.

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  3. um, just so you know...I think that I look more pregnant than you, and I don't even have a baby in there anymore. =) you are hottay!

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  4. How fun! ...makes me miss the beach!:( You look adorable too by the way! Can't wait to see your belly grow!!! ;)

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  5. I'm so glad we finally got to go to Phillipe's. Mm mm good!

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  6. pretty pics!!!! I too think it's hilarious you send your dog to doggy day care for alone time! :)

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  7. Looks like you guys had fun with the in-laws. I wish baby day care was only $2 an hour. :) You look so cute and I cant see a belly at all!!

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  8. Oh, fun!! I LOVE all the photos and the actions you used! Perfect! And SO cool about the Gamble House. I LOVE, LOVE the Back to the Future movies. :-)

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