Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Balboa Park

Thursday was spent at Balboa Park. We had never been there before and it was the perfect place to go with a baby. The park is full of old buildings with very detailed architecture, museums, gardens, all sorts of stuff. Maddox loves being outside so he really enjoyed himself.

One of the many fountains in Balboa Park

The boys hanging out

Maddox trying to eat his buckles

One of our first stops in the park was the History Center. They had some cool exhibits including clothing styles over the past few decades, the settling and founding of San Diego, Columbus finding America, artwork over the past fifty years or so, and a look at theater since Shakespeare's time.

Reading about the founding of San Diego

In front of the Wells Fargo Stagecoach

Enjoying the stroll around the museum

Dressed up like Danny the Who and his horse from Dr. Seuss' 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas'

The men taking a break from all of the walking we were doing.

With the walking in the hot sun, we got tired, hungry, and thirsty. We grabbed lunch at a cafe in the park then decided to get some ice cream to cool us down. Someone had their first temper tantrum from having something taken away from them. Photos leading up to the event...

I was trying to keep it away...

He got me.

Reaching for the ice cream cone.

I caved...and it was so cold!

But he loved it and wanted some more...he didn't get anymore and had a melt down

So Scott took him and distracted him by showing him the trees

Maddox wasn't too mad at me, look at that smile

After our lunch/ice cream break, we decided to head down to the Museum of Man. It had exhibits about how different races were formed, one about the Mayan culture, games over the past few centuries, human evolution, primate evolution, the Egyptian culture, and strange bone diseases. We didn't necessarily agree with all of the theories, but it was still neat to learn about what some people believe.

The bell tower on top of the Museum of Man

More detailed architecture on the museum

Maddox learned how to hold his own bottle! This was a lifesaver this trip...

Taking a family portrait with the monkeys

Learning about fossils

Our scared faces

After the Museum of Man, we were so pooped from walking all day that we headed back to the hotel, took a nap, then went to Jacks BBQ for dinner where a homeless man wanted to take Maddox. The guy was creepy! He stared from outside at him for six minutes straight. Then he decided to come inside, but the owner of the restaurant saved us from having to deal with him and locked the doors. The homeless guy was mad, he was banging on the door for us to let him in and kept pointing at Maddox. Freaky! He was a hot item with the homeless and druggies this trip. I forgot to mention in the last post that on one of our stops, a lady clearly on meth came up to Maddox and wanted to eat him and his toes. We kept teasing Maddox that she wanted to sell his toes for drug money. Luckily he stayed safe:)


Briana said...

1. your trip looks so fun! i feel warmer just looking at those pictures. :)

2. maddox's smile in the picture with scott after you took away his ice cream is SO adorable!!

3. holy cow, that homeless guy sounds FREAKY! gees louise people are crazy!

4. i've said it before, but i have to say it again: i LOVE your short hair! :)

Logan Family said...

Creepy homeless man and meth lady!