Greetings from California! Currently, Jordan and I are relaxing in San Francisco after a busy few days driving the Pacific Coast Highway. But before I go into all of that, let's backtrack to our first exploration day amongst the Hollywood Hills.
Our general vacation planning involves breaking down areas of interests while leaving the daily start and end times open. Jordan and I were in California in the summer of 2009, but we only had one day to explore LA and Hollywood. While planning this trip, we realized we missed a lot! First up was the Griffith Observatory to view the Hollywood Hills.
I would have loved to hike the different trails throughout the hills, but my endurance is a bit more limited these days. ;-) We didn't realize the Observatory is closed on Mondays, so while we weren't able to go inside, we enjoyed walking the perimeter and taking pictures of LA.
My understanding of Hollywood is mostly derived from movies and TV Shows (The Hills, anyone?) but the town is quite beautiful. Especially from this view-point. I kept thinking of aspiring actors and actresses, who plopped down in this foreign city in the 1920's and 30's, fully enamored by the grandiosity of the elusive sign nestled high in the hills. Why wouldn't they think all their dreams could come true?