Here's me & Maiya going up the 283 or so steep steps to the top of the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, one of the new state parks that just opened a few months ago, but thanks to the state budget fiasco, the visitor center is only open on weekends.
Maiya & I went for the first time on Monday night, and the steps kicked my butt (the girl didn't even have to huff and puff like her old mama), but on Thursday, it wasn't as bad. After the gym had a power outage, we dashed over to the overlook to do a nature hike/workout--going up you take the steps, going down we took the walking trail. The second time, Maiya fell on the first set of steps and scraped her hand, so she wasn't a very happy camper (read: cranky whiny clingly bossy). But she did insist that we continue to the top. Anyways, this picture was taken by Mike Murase, who we bumped into on our way up. Maiya fell asleep in the car on the one mile drive home.
Need to go earlier, and take my camera on a nice day. We could hear the downtown Culver City Thursday Night Concert from up there, and we could see the trees above our street from up there, as well as a view of downtown LA, West LA, Century City. On a clear day, we'll be able to see Pasadena, the San Bernardino mountains, and the ocean, all from the same place.