|That's me and Pat at the top of Hollywood Hills behind where we were staying. Checkout downtown Los Angeles behind us. Just one more fabulous view of Los Angeles.|
During our recent stay in Los Angeles, our accommodations were a lovely little bed and breakfast on Hollywood Boulevard at the base of the fabled Hollywood Hills. One morning, when we headed out on our daily by the seat of our pants adventure, Pat suggested that we take a ride up the Hollywood Hills behind us.
Ever since we had arrived in West Hollywood we had looked in amazement at the homes perched precipitously on the steep hills behinds us. "Who lives there?" was the thought that often crossed out free spirited and adventurous brains. So Pat said "Let's take a ride" and we did. And what a ride!
We thought it would only take a few minutes to ride to the top but were we ever mistaken. Up we went. One twist to the right then another to the left. Finally we reached the summit and what a view of downtown Los Angeles. And folks, I have to tell you, I got a little dizzy. A bit of vertigo with your old pal Ron here. Pat thought that was cute.
|One of the few non-selfie pictures of me and Pat - this one taken at the top of Hollywood Hills|
At the top we stopped and got out and talked to a few construction workers who were shoring up a base to build a new house for one of those many rich Angelinos. "Who can afford this?" we asked. A better questions might be "Who wants to drive home every night on a rode like this to the top of Mt. Vesuvius?" Wow, this ride up and the one down, where we almost collided with a trash truck (trash trucks on those roads?) was more exciting and thrilling than any fake Universal thrill ride.
|Ride down those perilous Hollywood Hills|
Yet another adventure for the intrepid duo of Ron and Pat, those two Old Guys who don't know how to act their age. And guess what? Pat wanted to do it again the next day! Maybe next year Pat. I had enough excitement for one day.