On Sunday morning, after a fun but exhausting day in Downtown LA (post will follow in the next days), a friend and me had planned on doing a relaxing day at the beach. Unfortunately it had been really windy the entire night and it did not calm down during the morning. Laying at the pool for a bit, I figured it might not be the best idea to go to the beach even though one could already feel that it was going to be a quite hot day. Instead of relaxing, like we had planned, we came up with the idea to do a hike. I have never been to Runyon Canyon before, and since it is really close to the place where my friend lives we decided to go there. Another friend joined us and we started our hike around noon. Soon we could feel that we had picked the worst time to do it, as it was super hot. Unfortunately it wasn’t windy at Runyon Canyon, you could just feel a storm like breeze once in a while. The hike took us around 3 hours in total, as we did both the short and the long way. I can truly say I felt victorious after having climbed to the top of the 3rd and final mountain, before we started our way down again. Even though it was exhausting it was the right decision to go for a hike, because the view was amazing. You could see the Hollywood sign, the Griffith Observatory and of course entire LA from downtown to the beach. Normally there is a thick cloud of smog hovered over LA, but I guess due to the wind the sky was clear, which made it possible to see a lot of details. We stopped several times to admire the nice houses, with their big pools, perfectly fitted into the hills, dreaming about which one we would pick if we could. A really hard decision to make I have to say, changing every couple of minutes when we gained sight to a new and more beautiful house.
After the hike, the fresh fruit we bought tasted amazing. There is nothing about pineapple and water melon, when feeling a little dehydrated, of course besides ice cold water 😉 As we had seen so many beautiful houses we decided we should continue with this and take a tour through the neighborhood of Bel Air by car. I saw some of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen in my entire life! I loved the trees and all the beautifully planted gardens, which made you feel you are not even in LA anymore, as there was no dry part, which is so common in other areas of the city. We ended the day with a quick stop at the Brentwood Country mart, hoping to spot some celebrities but it was too late, as some of the shops had already been closed. All in all is was a perfect day, getting exercise but also relaxing a bit, enjoying the beautiful view and dreaming about what it must be like to be super rich 😉