Saturday, March 16, 2013

Out&About > Scoops, a Parklet & a Park

Scoops, Highland Park
Ice cream for me. Ice cream for you.
(But mostly, for me.)

A few weeks ago, MS and I took Chase to York Boulevard in Highland Park. We had to go to the Post Office to deliver a package and some mail, so we decided to make an excursion out of it.

After a quick line at the post office, we walked over to Scoops for some ice cream. There's really no storefront sign in bright neon lights to indicate that it's an ice cream shop, or any real sign at all. But we found the small store and sampled a few flavors before we chose our preferred combinations. In all honesty, I completely forgot which two flavors I chose, except that one was some kind of caramel but both were deliciously sweet. Just means, we'll need to go back for more soon!

What's a parklet?
Not a park, not a parking space; but a space to park yourself by the sidewalk.

We walked across the street to the Highland Park Parklet and enjoyed our scoops of ice cream while sitting on the recently built parklet benches. That is, until the guy from behind the counter of the car parts store in front of the benches came outside and lit up a cigarette. Totally unnerving, especially since it was clear that we had a child with us. It was as if he was telling us to leave. Before that happened, I was planning to go in for a car part after we finished our ice cream. The shop reminded me of something I needed, but unfortunately, once he started smoking, I couldn't wait to leave. Maybe next time, he'll think twice about lighting up a cigarette and just maybe, I'll buy something from the store.

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And before heading home, we stopped at a favorite neighborhood park in Mount Washington - the Cleland Avenue Bicentennial Park. There's a lot of green space for kids and dogs to run around, and a nice sized play area that Chase loves. This time, though, he wanted to play peek-a-boo and with a smile  like his - who can resist?

Happy days!

Scoops, Highland Park
5105 York Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90042
Mon-Sat: 2pm-9 pm, closed on Sundays
Cash only

Cleland Avenue Bicentennial Park
4800 Cleland Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90042

1 comment:

KirkK said...

My goodness, he;s growing so quickly.

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