Epic LA trip, LA Arboretum and The Price is Right

We had some time Monday morning before I had to meet up with Sara, so Doug, L and I headed to the Arboretum. It was actually really cool! Here are a whole bunch of pics: They had lots of free roaming peacocks!

Epic LA trip, Fabric!

Back to the LA travelogue! So after Huntington Gardens, Loren and I headed for the Garment District. We passed this: Yep, that’s where Leonard and Sheldon live. You know, if they were real.


More to come!

Epic LA Trip – more Huntington Gardens

After our tea at Huntington Gardens, L and I spent some more time wandering around.

Epic LA Trip, Huntington Gardens

The weather hadn’t been very good just prior to our arrival in LA – we just missed a big storm. But it was also supposed to rain and not be nice most of the time we were there. Imagine my surprise when I woke up to this Sunday morning: The weather was gorgeous the rest of the time we were … Continue Reading →

Epic LA Trip, Huntington Gardens: Beautiful Science

Our first morning in LA, Loren, Doug and I headed to Huntington Gardens. Doug was going to meet our college friend, Joe, for lunch, but he had an hour free beforehand. The first thing we hit was their permanent exhibit of old and rare science books. The exhibit is called “Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World” – and they … Continue Reading →

Epic LA Trip, George Harrison exhibit

Doug, my co-worker Sara, and I went out to LA to see a taping of the Big Bang Theory. The coolest part is that we were guests of their science adviser! We also were able to, last minute, get permission to interview their set decorator and prop master. I also had contacts at Northrop Grumman (they’re building JWST’s sunshield and … Continue Reading →

Lesa visits!

Last week, Lesa and her family (daughter, husband and Mother in Law) took an epic road trip, ending up in DC. They came by work for a tour, which ended up working really well! They got there in time for a talk by Bill Ingalls, a famous NASA photographer. He gave a really cool slideshow. Then we were able to … Continue Reading →

The Disney Princess Half Marathon trip – Monday/Tuesday

Monday nearly everyone took off for home. Meredith, Kayli, Doug and I headed for the Magic Kingdom since we hadn’t spent much time there yet.

The Disney Princess Half Marathon trip – Saturday/Sunday

Saturday morning, Doug and I had breakfast at Captain Cook’s – we were tired, so we took it a bit easy in the morning. Yay, Mickey waffles! And these were really big ones!

Disney Princess Half Marathon – Thurs/Fri

Since my friend Meredith would be running the half marathon, and I’d be in charge of getting her three year old around to see her mother run, this year we opted to stay not only on Disney property, but at the Polynesian, so we’d be nice and close to the 4 and 8 mile markers. Meredith also got a great … Continue Reading →