Friday, July 31, 2015

What we did for fun while staying in Pasadena, CA

When you visit family in a place where one of you grew up and the other moved as a young adult you don't really want to play tourist even though we moved away 18 years ago. While much of our time was spent with family hanging out or going out to eat, we also did some fun activities.

One day we and the "kids" took the Metro to Little Tokyo/The Arts District part of downtown LA. We walked a bit and saw some amazing murals on the old warehouse buildings.

Then we had lunch outside at the Urth Café nearby.

We followed this with playing pinball and video games at the Eighty Two Arcade Bar. I have always wanted to own a pinball machine so this was my fun place.

The next evening the kids went to a free outdoor concert and took a picnic but I was too worn out to go. As I mentioned, we also fit in a nice visit to the Norton Simon Museum. So many options!

1 comment:

  1. I like urban murals; they just seem like a very creative use of old, empty space. But ... what it?