Redcliffe Pier

Saturday, July 18, 2015

ANOTHER NICE DAY IN LA.

Another day in LA, when my daughter Sonya had to go to work, Bernie, the boys and I were invited to a friend's house for a BBQ. The house was in a lovely suburb called Los Feliz. 
 The view from their lounge room looking over LA to the hills was very nice.

 The house was on the border of Griffith Park, a huge green area in LA. Bernie wanted to take the boys for a walk to tire them out so they would go to sleep easily at bed time and he wanted to show me the great views from the top of the hill. There was no path at first just steep, steep sand and bush. I  felt like a mountain goat.

 Finally we emerged from the scrub onto a path but it was still steep. I'm glad 3 year old Banjo was with us because I could at least keep up with him.

 Just before we entered the forest on top of the hill, I turned around and saw this magic view of down town LA.

After an hour it was time to return down the hill to cook the BBQ and get home in time for the little boys bath and bedtime. Banjo was taking his time. He likes to examine everything he passes. So Bernie scooped him up onto his shoulders so we wouldn't be late. Fox was no problem, he's always on the move and he was keeping up with friend, Jacinta. Needless to say we all slept well that night.

27 comments:

  1. Great views Diane, I always find it is harder on the knees coming down a steep hill. Good way to tucker the kids out, obviously Bernie has tried it before.

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  2. New blog look! I never imagined there to be so much greenery in LA. I suppose it is all watered.

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  3. Good clear views of LA.
    Haze free - lucky you.
    Wish that weather was here in Brisbane at present!
    Colin

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  4. They kept you busy in LA, stunning view at the city .

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  5. LA is an interesting place skyscrapers and detached houses together

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  6. Fabulous views. Shoulder rides happen a lot round here too!

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  7. Hello Diane, looks like a great spot for a walk and the lovely views. Awesome shot of LA! I love your new header too. Have a happy day!

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  8. hard to beleive there is all that beautiful land and trees within site of the big city buildings. beautiful views no matter which way you look

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  9. Diane a lovely view, well worth that climb. It's green there...

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  10. Looks like a good walk if steep, and what a view of LA. Have a good Sunday. T'other Diane

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  11. I had to laugh about your comparison with a mountain goat ! I would have felt the same but would add "old" ! But for this beautiful view it was really worthwhile !

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  12. Spectacular views! Looks like you ot some great exercise :)

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  13. You must be very fit now Diane. What an amazing view of LA.

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  14. That's a wonderful view of the city and hills surrounding it. Fun to have your little hiking companions to lead the way.

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  15. I'm amazed at he hike your little ones took. I'm not sure my older grands would have done so well. I like the city shot!

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  16. The view from the top of the hill is truly spectacular. I hope it made the steep hike worthwhile.

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  17. Yes, Los Angeles does have it's hidden beauties. Glad you are enjoying it.

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  18. Enjoyed your walk but I think I might have found it a bit warm. I am a sook in the heat!

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  19. What a wonderful view and isn't it fun to watch those littles explore! I'm sure you did just fine up and down that hill!

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  20. Like the skyline picture. It is just amazing.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  21. Amazing view and worth the climb. Although I'm sure I'd have been way slower than Banjo!

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  22. we went to LA and couldn't believe how expensive the taxi fare was.

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  23. HAha, paths like that are just perfect for 'photo stops'!!! It's amazing how many more you need the steeper the path gets!

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  24. Lovely for you to spend time with your family over seas. I am sure your camera found many great objects. The children grow so fast, suddenly they have left their baby shoes behind. It looks like a beautiful area where your family lives in LA.

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  25. This is a beautiful area in LA and that was some stenuous hike you took, Diane! I struggle a bit (or a lot) going up steep hills, so I would have been lagging behind. The views were worth it!

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  26. This is a beautiful area in LA and that was some stenuous hike you took, Diane! I struggle a bit (or a lot) going up steep hills, so I would have been lagging behind. The views were worth it!

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  27. This is a beautiful area in LA and that was some stenuous hike you took, Diane! I struggle a bit (or a lot) going up steep hills, so I would have been lagging behind. The views were worth it!

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