Wednesday, December 18

Hiking the Hollywood Hills

Last weekend was one of my favorites ever. The entire weekend was just perfect, and it was also the first time since I started my business that I had the whole weekend off. It was lovely :)

We spent Friday night walking around IKEA while I drooled over their kitchens and entertainment centers. I dream of the day that we own a house!

On Saturday, we planned to do the Hollywood Sign Hike but right after we left our house, we passed a dog running across the 6 lane road (55 MPH speed limit!), so of course, we made all kinds of u-turns chasing him down. I finally jumped out of the car and started sprinting and told Doug to follow me with the car (seriously, I've never run that fast in my life...and probably never will again!) So there I was, sprinting across busy roads with doggy bones in my hands yelling "PUPPY!" for 20 minutes. I finally caught him in a neighborhood, and the poor dog's ear tips were all black and rotted. Thankfully someone in the neighborhood offered to take him and get him checked out. So hopefully this pup will have a happy ending.


After the rescue, we stopped at Lazy Dog Cafe for some lunch. Maisy got the chicken and rice :) (Yes, they have a Dog Menu!)


Then, the hike. Going into it, we thought it was 4 miles roundtrip. Turns out that it's 4 miles each way. I'm glad I didn't know this beforehand because I may have psyched myself out. It was an incredible hike with the most beautiful views, and we couldn't have had a better time. 


Half way up the mountain






Above the Hollywood Sign!

At the top of the mountain


My sweet girl did so good!
I love this one :)



We also saw a celebrity, which you know made my day even better :) Michael McMillian- I know him from What I Like About You but apparently he's also in True Blood. He walked right up to us so his dog could play with Maisy, and he was super nice. 

Afterwards, we took Maisy to the Grove for the first time, where everyone adored her new peacoat :) I didn't take a picture of it that night, but here's a cute one of her in her new snazzy outfit!



We finished off the night with milkshakes and a dip in the hot tub to soothe our aching muscles (I was sore for days!) And to round out the perfect weekend, on Sunday we watched football at Chili's then saw About Time. I loooooved this movie- it was so sweet and so good. And that was our perfect weekend! 

4 comments:

Maggie said... Best Blogger Tips

You guys are so sweet to chase that pup down! I hope he's okay...poor babe.

Looks like such a beautiful and fun hike! Love Maisy's jacket too...so stylish :)

Brianna said... Best Blogger Tips

I loved that hike when I was living in LA!! So nice to be in nature in the middle of the city!! (:

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

Seeing that you blogged just made my week. Is that weird? It doesn't remotely shock me that you would run across a highway to save a puppy. You're just the sweetest.

Also, your pictures from the hike are amazing...and make me miss you so, so much. STEVE NEWLIN from True Blood!!! AHHH!!! You have the best luck with celebs.

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