Places in Los Angeles where double strollers are not allowed

I have two wonderful babies and I love taking them places. I have to use a double stroller when I take them anywhere. They are only one and a half years old, so they are not so good at walking (totally there fault). I go everywhere with them, it is just me taking care of them during the day time. And we don’t like to be stuck at home, so we visit friend, visit galleries, go hiking, anywhere that we can go in Los Angeles.

Up until recently I didn’t even fathom, places don’t like double strollers. Maybe people aren’t very good at driving double strollers, or the aisle aren’t setup for wheelchair access. Which a few stores the aisles are so small I can’t go down them in the stroller. I can sort of stroll into the store look around, see I can’t fit anywhere down the aisles and then walk out. Yesterday it was a slow day at LACMA and I don’t get to go into the store because usually it is pretty busy. But Yesterday, there was nobody in the store and I thought that it was a perfect time to go in because of that. I walk in and the store clerk asks me if I would be able to put my stroller to the left and walk the babies around the store. I asked if she would help me carry the babies around the store while I look around and she replied, Well if you really want me too. I responded with, I don’t trust you very much and walk out the store.

So here is a list of places in Los Angeles where double strollers are not allowed:
LACMA Gift Store
Huntington Art Gallery (I went one day when I was the only person there not working, and they let me take the double stroller in. But when it is busy they won’t be so nice.)

Of course this won’t last, as my babies will be able to walk themselves. It is just annoying.

Mammoth / June Sweater

I have been going to Mammoth Mountain for so long now that it is hard to remember how long it has been. The mountain has changed so much through-out the years I wouldn’t be able to say everything that has changed. But the only thing that hasn’t changed much is the Mammoth Sweaters that they sell there. And how much I enjoy wearing them. Through out the years I have only had Three Mammoth sweaters. I own two at the moment, I Gave one to my ex gf a long time ago. I think she still has it, or i hope that she does, because I want it back. I have a red Mammoth Mountain sweater and a grey June Mountain sweater. I remember back in the day that they would release only a certain color every season, This is probably folk lore. But I like to think that this actually happened. And I remember that the special color was the black mammoth/june mountain sweater. This sweater was designated especially for those who worked for the mountain. Locally, Mt. High did this same thing, where the black sweater was for those who worked in the snowboarding park.

I first saw the sweater not in mammoth, but around school. I would see kids in middle school wearing them. I didn’t know about cool back then, so this was my first resemblance of it. I didn’t think that the kids who were wearing them were cool. I thought that the sweaters were bad ass. I remember that I wanted to get one so bad the next time we went up. I wanted the old school grey with the red inside of the mammoth letters on the arms. It was really expensive is what I remember also, It was something like $60 dollars. Which doesn’t seem much today, but to a kid who didn’t have a job, this was a lot. I also remember that Pam didn’t want to get it for me, it was too expensive is what she said. But as a kid, she finally caved, or I asked Bill to get it for me.

Wearing the sweater was like, ya, I am part of the crew. I know whats up. I would wear it to the local mountains to let everyone know that I skied mammoth. I first started skiing in my day, then when I was 13 tried snowboarding and was forever hooked. But still, everyone knew that I was amazing because I wore that Mammoth Mountain sweater. And I would see people wearing that sweater and we had something to talk about forever.

I still wear both of my Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain sweaters all the time. I was recently working with a fellow who saw me wearing that sweater and said to me, Hey you go to mammoth? Yeah, I replied, and we were friends from then on. He told me he runs Mammoth Bus trips every season and that I should go along.

I think next time I go up I will get another one to add to the collection. I would probably just get Red again anyways.

(I just went to the web store that they have and they now have Woolly Mammoth’s that are snowboarding. Even though i snowboard now, I will still stick to the skiing one)

Erin Hanging Window Shades

This past weekend we installed window shades on her new abode.

Erin Hanging Window Shades

I didn’t take an after picture, but she did a great job of putting them up. I will take some the next time i am there. The house is going to look great when it is finally done.