Hey folks, come with me back to our fabulous ten day stay in West Hollywood, Los Angeles California this past January.
These photos were taken January 14, 2015 during my early morning walk on Laurel Canyon Road. The Hollywood Bed and Breakfast, where Pat and I were staying was only a few blocks from the fabled Laurel Canyon Road.
|Who lives in these fabulous homes?|
|Imagine weeding this terraced garden. I saw a gardener doing just that.|
|I love me some palm fronds. I never tired of all the palm trees.|
|Laurel Canyon Road, Los Angeles, California|
|This was the road to Oil Can Harry's. We will return next year.|
|This road could use some repaving. I think Delaware does a better job.|
|I forget why I took this picture.|
|A ready made suicide drop.|
|Houses of rich people in the Hollywood Hills|
|Again, another picture I forget why I took it.|
|Good thing it doesn't snow in California. How would you like to get to that house on the top of the hill on an icy driveway?|
|Wonder how much this mansion costs? I wonder who owns it? I'm going to take a wild guess and say an Arah sheik.|
Note that I was taking this walk by myself. I decided to give Pat a break and let him sleep in. Poor Pat, I was wearing him down with all activity. I tend to jump up out of bed when I wake up in the morning. Pat is a snoozer. He likes to gradually get up after a couple of snooze alarms. Our next vacation together this is a fact I will have to take into consideration.
I always take an early morning walk when I am on vacation. All the years I used to vacation in Provincetown, Massachusetts, I often took an early morning walk while others were sleeping off their previous night of partying. Some of my gay friends would disparage and mock me saying I was "wasting my time" by visiting P-town and not taking part in the sexual carnival. I never got into that thing. Probably why I'm alive today and many of those same gay friends are not. Not passing judgment here friends but I've always enjoyed the geography and ambiance of wherever I was spending my time and money on vacation. Plus, I've always enjoyed and appreciated the peace and tranquility of an early morning stroll in different surroundings. It has always surprised me that so few others feel the same way that I do.
I've always been able to appreciate the small things in life. Bright, shiny objects do not distract me because I know they are false promises. The best things in life are with you every day. You just have to stop and look where you are to appreciate what you have.
When I finished me walk this January morning, in weather which I so much appreciated thinking got the freezing cold back on the East Coast, Pat was waiting for me at the bed and breakfast, all refreshed and ready to go for another adventurous day in Los Angeles. Next stop, the Griffith Observatory.
|The Intrepid Duo|