Going to the Getty Villa has been on our “to-do” list for a while. Neither D nor I had ever been, although we had visited the Getty Center pre-kids. Since they offer a deal where you can park at the Villa for $15 and park at the Getty Center for free if you visit the same day, we ambitiously decided to visit both.
We checked out iPod Touches for a free audio tour. This was a big hit with the kids.
We briefly visited the “Family Forum”, which had some activities for the kids. n’s shadow cracks me up.
Of course, D had to get in on the action too.
The grounds were beautiful and there was a lot of Greek art and architecture.
For lunch we ate at Bay Cities Italian Deli in Santa Monica. We ordered one Eggplant Parmesan and one Godmother sandwich.
The bread was super yum—loved the bubbly crust. The ordering system is kind of confusing. Someone pointed D to the pre-made Godmother sandwiches in the back, which saved him waiting in a take-a-number line. I had to wait for the eggplant sandwich in a separate line by the door, though. A bit chaotic, but worth it, and we even found a shady table in front. Two sandwiches were definitely enough for this family.