Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I've been yearning for LA on Saturday we went...again.  Lucky me, this time we visited the
and we took with the whole fam. 

It was a challenge to navigate the busy freeways while caravanning in two vehicles, but we made it! 
This is my second visit to this wonderful museum, but was a first to everyone else in our group...

First floor:  Wonderful city scapes and street scenes from the "era".  You are transported back in time to a kinder, gentler Los Angeles as you stroll along.

Vintage Car Dealership Circa 1940's

Hey, I can dream, can't I?

My dad and my 94 year old grandma in front of the
Helm's Bakery Truck

Why don't these funky buildings still exist? 
They tear down all the good stuff!

Frankie's favorite was the Hot Rod Exhibit.

Levi's favorite was the Hot Wheels Exhibit...I had to drag him out!

My dad's favorite was the motorcycle his dreams!

They have these awesome "snapshot in time" exhibits...this one is a typical Southern California garage in the 1960's.  I loved it! 
Check out the station wagon in the garage.

This is a typical LA meat market from "the day".

I have an appointment with my auto insurance man and I'm a little late...but he doesn't care, he will wait forever!

On a clear can see forever! 
Uh hum, not since the early 1950's that is.

My favorite...The Green Hornet Mobile
It was so dreamy and I can't get it out of my head!

I want this dress... and hat... and gloves!

Fur lust!

1958 Fireball 
(This one's for you Cat, The Vintage Housewife!)

My Beautiful Daughter, Tiffany and Shamous, my grandson
It was such a lovely day, so after the museum we ate lunch at Cliftons
and then headed to
one of my all time favorite LA hangouts.

Outfit details:
Hilo Hattie Hawaiian Sun Dress
Black Cashmere Beaded Sweater
Black Penaljo T-strap Sandals
Isabella Fiore black and white checked handbag inherited from my beautiful mother.
MAC Redd Lip Pencil

4 of you say...:

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Looks like a great outing!

The Vintage Housewife... said...

ahhhhhhhh! what a great time! I felt as if i was there with you...lovely pictures...and that fireball...oh my oh my...i can't believe how wonderful that is! Wonderful to see you all out and about...what a blessing guys are having wonderful end of summer fun! I emailed you today...give me a jingle!

Uncle Atom said...

I loved the Peterson when I visited four years ago while I was in the area, really great displays. I hope to get back again, thanks for the post!

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