We took a DayTripper excursion to Los Angeles starting with lunch at the Farmer’s Market with numerous outdoor restaurants with cuisines from around the world and interesting groups of small grocers selling fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry and fish, baked goods, ice cream etc.
The highlight of the day was a visit to L.A.’s Natural History Museum to see a current exhibit “Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World” that featured the spices and ancient Asian instruments along with silk making, ancient scrolls and early astronomy tools. The Silk Road was a network of trade routes established during the Han Dynasty of China that stretched from Damascus to Xian
|Jars were used to ship the trade items|
We had time to visit some of the other points of interest in the museum including the dinosaurs and mammals.
|Balloon vendor outside the museum|