My folks last visited me together in August/September 2007, during the worst heat wave I can remember since moving to Southern California. These are the only decent pictures from that trip, as we spent the week dripping in sweat and struggling to put smiles on our faces. Last year when I moved, my folks wouldn't come out till I had installed air conditioners.
To beat the heat this time around, I have an article from the LA times from July 2007 that lists all the best ice cream joints in the area. Click on the image to enlarge. It talks about seventeen different spots, including five gelato cafes, my favorite! First stop for me will be Mashti Malone's on La Brea. But Baskin Robbins still rates high on my list.