Posted on January 23 2013
My daughters' school was closed on Monday in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. I decided to take the morning off and do something with my daughters. I figured the usual kids' spots around town would be crowded, so I took them to the Los Angeles Flower District. If you've never been to a flower mart/district, it's a wholesale flower market. This is the place your florist buys his/her flowers, so you can imagine the size of the place and selection of flowers. The place is open to the public during certain hours for a $2 admission fee.
I only go to the flower district when I am hosting a baby shower or need to buy a large amount of flowers for an event, so I was excited to take my daughters, walk around, and just take in the beautiful colors and smells. The girls smelled the flowers, commented on the ones they liked, and we walked away with some pink gerbera daisies, an orchid, and a mini kalanchoe. It was such a fun, easy outing that I felt obliged to write about it. I know we are all scattered around the globe, but do any of you have fun, kid-friendly outing ideas you can share?