One of the greatest perks of living in LA is definitely the weather. While the rest of the country get snowstorms during the winter, we complain about 50 degree cloudy days. We do, however, pay for this privilege in the form of REALLY high taxes on pretty much everything.
Having been spoiled by the sun for most of the year, I hadn’t hiked much during the “winter” months, so I decided to go up to the Griffith Observatory last week. For those of you that are not from LA, the Observatory is a very well known destination here. Not only are its exhibits about the planets and stars well worth checking out, it is also high above the city, which can only mean great views of all of Los Angeles. The only variable is the smog that seems to hover above at all times.
I took this picture on Tuesday, when the Observatory was closed, and there were still loads of people there hiking, picnicking and enjoying the sunset. If you go on a weekend afternoon, expect to spend more than a few minutes trying to find a parking spot. I’ll take a picture next time right after a shower or windstorm. It’ll be interesting to see if downtown LA in the background clears up.