When picking a seat for a flight I always pick the window seat. I find comfort and gratitude watching from above, not to mention, I love leaning into the wall to take a nap. An endless sea of blue mountains, one slightly lighter than the next, then fading into the distance is a scene my cell phone didn’t do justice. I dug out my “real” camera and snapped the first image to our COTF adventures.
Upon arriving at the Burbank airport I was ecstatically greeted by Sarah who then whisked us away to Starbucks. With our iced coffees in hand we headed to the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles for our hike to the Hollywood sign. With this trip Sarah and I wanted to cross some activities off her “L.A. bucket list”. Sarah has lived in southern California for over ten years and there is still so much to do and see!
For a Sunday morning this place was packed and became more busy by the time we headed out. As kids Sarah and I watched the movie Troop Beverly Hills on repeat. (For those who haven’t seen the movie, here is a quick recap: As Phyllis, a Beverly Hills housewife, is in the middle of a divorce, she tries to find focus in her life by taking over her daughter Hannah’s Wilderness Girl troop. The girls camp near the Hollywood sign and “rough it”. “We’re the girls from Beverly Hills, shopping is our greatest thrill!” The movie came out in 1989 and if you have no reason to watch it…Watch it for the fashion! See the trailer here.) Basically what I’m trying to say is… We were visiting a scene from one of our favorite childhood movies and it felt like everything went full circle.
As we took goofy tourist photos and explored the observatory, we were definitely excited to learn about our solar system and planet. Once we got our fill of space knowledge, we decided to keep on hiking closer to the Hollywood sign. Along our hike, the cutest elderly couple was truck’n along next to us. The sweet lady exclaimed she had never been there before and was so excited to see the views. Sarah and I both got super sentimental about seeing this seasoned couple hike the cracked, hot pavement together. Growing old together is something we both value in our marriages and our relationships. I like to think when our hair is white we’ll still be out exploring new places and taking on challenges together. Especially in big hats and while walking our toy poodles. Tiz & Siz. Yes, we’ve already picked out a breed and names for our dogs when we are 80.