Yesterday's segment was gorgeous. It wove through the 'Hollywood Hills,' and the 'Hollywood Bowl' area, which are full of 1920s and 30s homes, stairway streets and castle-like homes built high on the hills with the sky behind them framing their contours.
I was met by a friend, John, who walked with me for the beginning of this section. Walking while catching up with an old friend is one of my favorite ways to be with another person, so thank you to those who have walked with me. Soon after starting out for the morning, we passed a farmer's market. "Let's see if they have anything I want." I bought a croissant filled with creme and covered in tiny chocolate chips and powdered sugar. Yes! That pastry was one of many things that I can't eat in my normal life, but on a long hike they help me by providing quick energy when I need it.
|My friend John came out to walk with me on a Sunday morning.|
The best part of the day's route was near the end - a long downhill walk on a curving dirt road through Runyon Canyon Park. I was amazed that such a large chunk of land was so wild in the midst of urbanity on all of its sides. Although it was nearing dark, the road and its adjoining trails were being used by many people, which added to my feelings of safety and comfort.
At day's end, I was met by Reed, my husband, who went ahead of me to the restaurant and ordered, so that soon after I arrived, the food did. I am fortunate to have such support from my partner. I am grateful to be here in Los Angeles, exploring the city and being supported in doing so by many kind people.
|I loved being up high in the Hollywood Hills|
|I'm grateful for the handrails on these long downs.|
|Castles for Homes|
|I wore this shirt in tribute to my mom who's been "walking" with me remotely from Tallahassee, Florida, encouraging me every day and following me through photo texts and short videos.|
|There was a group of 5 at this one doing circuits.|
|Private Art for public display|
|Stenciled on a wall. This was one of my favorites.|
|Shoulder walking between two busy roads.|
|My favorite, Reed. He came out to walk a tough uphill mile with me near the end of the route when I was struggling to put one foot in front of the other.|
|Runyon Canyon Park|
|Almost the end - on Hollywood Blvd.|