In the Rear View

The tar pits are just that

Thursday, May 15 2008 at 1:51 PM by Rick

We'd both heard of the La Brea tar pits, but for some reason, expected a little more.

At its geologic peak, the tar pits were gloopy bubbling pools of tar. It's still a naturally occurring seep, but these days it's more of an oil slick on a small pond.

They do have a completely mediocre museum (which, thankfully, we did not pay admission to) and a needlessly graphic life-size sculpture of a mother elephant drowning in tar while her baby looks on in horror.

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  1. Max I haven's written comments on all the new stuff but I have been here for about an hour looking over all the wonderful pictures. I just cannot find the coke picture I wanted to show Dad. But you guys have been to some wonderful places and looking at the hundreds of pictures makes me feel like I have been along with you. Thanks so much for all the information and all the wonderful pictures. This has been truly great. Something you will never forget. Boy I envy you. Love