...wow...this will probably never happen again.
Today we took the kids to the Children's Museum downtown. We're members and it's a really cool place, except for the parking. There isn't much street parking (and of those spots you have to pay the meter). They do have underground parking but it's $10.00. BUT, upon arriving at the very, very front of the museum, what do we see? A FREE parking spot for two hours. Literally 20 feet from the entrance. SCORE!!!
Then, after about an hour and 45 minutes we decide to head out to lunch at Corvette Diner in Hillcrest. Well, the parking there is NEVER easy and we usually either spend 20 minutes searching for a spot or park a mile or so away. BUT, upon arriving at the very, very front of the restaurant what do we see? A metered spot DIRECTLY in front of the restaurant. $1.00 in the meter and we're set!! SCORE #2!!
Lunch was so much fun there. It's been quite a while since I've been there, and we've never taken the kids, but it's really a fun place for them as well.
And bonus - Laura rocks at the Claw Crane game and won a stuffed lovey for Foster at the restaurant. SCORE #3!! Oh, and BTW, Logan and Seth did try their hand at the Crane game but the "Crane Game Gods" were a bit busy at that moment and we weren't so lucky...;-)