Monday, May 29, 2006
Our lovely hosts, Mary and John, opened the summer season with a barbecue at their beautiful home in Monterey Hills/Hermon in the Northeastern Section of Los Angeles. Their backyard abuts the largest piece of open space left in Northeastern Los Angeles, an area called ELEPHANT HILL.
After dining on sausages, chicken, beef and an orzo salad filled with cheese and vegetable bits, many of us charged up the hill behind their house to see the great view of downtown Los Angeles amid the three-hundred and sixty degree view from the top of Elephant Hill. Hawks glided. A dead rattle snake baked on the trail. Civilization approaches. But we had the joy of going to the top of the hill.
And the joy of living in such a whacked out city with good friends. Should Elephant Hill be developed? I would rather it was not. Perhaps a park.