Sunday, November 20, 2016

Great LA Walk

Saturday November 19, my son and I did our first Great LA Walk.

This event started 11 years ago when someone was celebrating their 10th year in LA.  Each year he plans a different route.  This year was mainly along Pico Blvd - from  around the convention center to the shore in Santa Monica.  and

We drove up from San Diego the night before and walked an additional 1.7 miles from the hotel to the starting point...

Lots of people in line to eat here.

Starting point for the walk.

She was part of a group that walked from LA to San Diego!

Hollywood Sign

At first we were all together, then as lunch time came each picked different places to eat.

This place had delicious shrimp and fish!

We crossed street to eat here, but didn't see any apple pie being eaten so we went to a different place - a Jewish deli and split an eclair there.  Yum!  There was a harp store across the street!

We catch sight of the ocean!

On the beach - pier in background.

After our photo we left to get the car and have dinner at a place that would split the time for the drive back.

We took the metro back to the car.  One transfer and we were almost at the hotel where we picked the car up.  (Very easy and just $1 for card and $1.75 for fare.)  Then we drove to La Mirada to have dinner at Clearman's North Woods Inn.  Called up good memories for both of us.

I had my 12th birthday at North Woods Inn.  Almost always replicate that meal and have the root beer and hot dog. Sometimes though I have the cheese bread with both types of salad (red cabbage and green with blue cheese dressing).  Always nice to de-shell the peanuts and throw the shells on the floor.  Also had my first drink in a restaurant with a boy there too!  Planters Punch = huge, sweet and delicious!  I used to take our son there on our trips to visit my Godmother so he has memories of it too!  Other places we used to stop at are: (now in El Monte it seems)
hotel to start                                            40 min  1.7 mi  2.6 mph   3635 steps  136 cal
start loews rr break                                    1:55 min  5.4 mi  2.8 mi   11104 steps  429 cal
loews to charlies fish 7 chip lunch                       42 min  1.6 mi  2.3 mph   3478 steps  130 cal
lunch to coffee bean & tea leaf drink and rr break        46 min  2.2 mi  2.8 mi    4543 steps  173 cal
break to bike shop for gloves                             29 min  1.7 mi  3.5 mi    2951 steps  136 cal
gloves to _______                                         10 min   .5 mi  3 mph      801 steps   38 cal

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