the stories of a los angeles violinist

LA days: hollywood sign

Added on by Jordan Martone.

easily one of our favorite LA days is a hike to the hollywood sign. the weather was perfect today and we decided it was the best time to do it before my spring semester classes start.

composer michael giacchino took this hike just a couple days before us and we were kicking ourselves. we always seem to do this hike right before or right after he does. gah! 

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 first time making it to the top where my face didn't turn bright red. yay!

first time making it to the top where my face didn't turn bright red. yay!

 this helicopter flew right over us. freaking me out.

this helicopter flew right over us. freaking me out.

 we saw this cute gopher and joe felt inclined to photograph it.

we saw this cute gopher and joe felt inclined to photograph it.

 hunkiddy-hunky-hunk

hunkiddy-hunky-hunk

whenever we do this hike, you don't want to talk to me on the way up. i get all "exercise is hard" and breathe deep breaths. on the way down, on the other hand, i am chatty cathy and feel very accomplished. my mood drastically changes once we hit the top. 

the view from the top is just glorious. the best view of los angeles. and the trail wraps around the burbank side of the mountain where you get to see disney studios, abc and disney channel. we got to tour the disney campus last year and it was just a dream, but that story is for another day. 

then after we finished the hike, we topped it off with a jamba juice. nom. 

joe and i have been making strides with our fit for life lifestyle. eating right and exercising well and often. but, in joe's own words, "we need to take this hike more often..." he's right. my cardio sucks. luckily, the csun gym has opened up again for the spring semester and now i can get to work on the whole cardio thing. heh heh... 

i also wore my new lorna jane sports bra and i think it's love, badadadaa *queue cinderella love theme* 

and here ends another riveting edition of LA days.