Mini Trip to Los Angeles

Since Los Angeles is only a couple of hours north of San Diego, we decided to drive up there as well.  As I said yesterday, with our entire vacation, we did not have an itinerary. I knew I wanted to see the Hollywood sign but other than that we had no real plan.

We spent both days hiking, and it was such a great time.  I haven’t been hiking since college, so this was deinfetley a lot of fun.   While we didn’t see all of the ritzy things of LA such as Hollywood and Sunset Blvd, we enjoyed hiking and seeing the incredible views that way.  It was much more our style.

Hollywood Sign

We went on a hike to the back of the Hollywood sign.  You cannot get right behind the letters, but you can get extremely close.  The hike itself takes you over the peaks of LA, and then you hike across the top.  It was a moderate hike with about 1000 elevation gain and 4 miles round trip.  I’m not a hiker, but I made it through.

We are actually higher than a helicopter!
We were higher than a helicopter!

tim and i hollywood sign

A rattlesnake (hashtag nature)
A rattlesnake (hashtag nature)

We also enjoyed some great food while out there.  One of my favorite restaurants was the Green Street Tavern in Pasadena.  I ordered the Salmon with cous cous and butternut squash, and it was cooked perfectly.

Salmon and Cous Cous Green Street TavernFor dessert, I had the apple crisp which was topped with ice cream.  To say this was one of the best desserts I’ve had in a while is an understatement.  If you are ever in Pasadena, I recommend the Green Street Tavern!

Apple Crisp Green Street Tavern

Questions for you:
Have you ever seen the Hollywood sign?
What is your favorite dessert?