Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Walk Around a Pretty Hollywood Neighborhood

Our area of the Hollywood Hills was not the "fanciest" part (read really high-end by CA standards), but we sure felt special and the homes were so pretty and expensive by our standards.

I finally took my camera on a walk at dusk with The Maven and Stanley the Greyhound and took pictures of some of my favorites.

I had to return this morning to get a picture of my favorite because it was very blurry in my first attempt.  
It will be the last picture of the pretty bungalows that line these streets.

Oh My Gosh! Can You Imagine!!!????

For you distressed wood-lovers...

 I love this fence with the hedge growing through it!  Hey there's Stan and The Maven...

Well, this was one of my favorites, I think it looked better in person, but they all look so great.  What a wonderful neighborhood.

And Stanley loved it too!

Today we headed for the desert!  The newlyweds will get here late tonight after working all day, but we have been fortunate enough to get here and settle in.  What a wonderful place!  Dry!  Like you wouldn't believe!
The owners advised us to use their humidifiers to put some moisture in the air and we have certainly done that since we are Floridians who are used to their humidity.  What a difference...
A sneak peek at this unique property...

Boston Lady reporting somewhere near Joshua Tree National Park. And loving it!

Hey! And look who will be in Florida when I get home!!

Who's going to help me give them all a great Florida welcome - or rather send off 
by the time I get home!!!??


Annesphamily said...

Cool photos! Love those houses! That one tittering on the edge of that cliff! Wow! Happy weekend and travels to you!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

It sounds like you are having a wonderful time...LOVE the Craftsman style homes!

Razmataz said...

I would pick the Spanish style one built into the hillside....I would lose ten pounds the first year living there just getting to the front door every day.

Mr. Connor said...

Wow ~ that sure shows a lot of the different life styles in the area. I guess ~ "if you have to ask the price you can't affoprd it" More adventures coming right up as I see it !

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

This is surely an interesting neighbourhood - several different styles. I liked the Craftsman style houses as well, and also the rosebush, in front of one of the homes. It looks like spring has started, with lots of flowering shrubs and trees.
I think the huge house with the stone or brick wall (one of your favourites) is wonderful.
It looks like Stanley is having a good vacation as well, while his Mom and Dad work!

Orlando Grandma said...

I enjoyed looking at the pictures it looks like you all are enjoying being part of the scenery. Enjoy your stay, all of you have earned it. It has been a treat for Stanley too. It has been sort of could dowh here, Mid west cold and snowy. Bourgeaqcs enjoying the snow fall before Spring. Take care, see you soon.

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Mom's in love mostly because they all look nice and warm. We just had a big winter storm here and its minus 20 Celsius BRRR. Enjoy your trip, the desert should be fun, watch out for lizards! You can mention to Chad that we hope he is enjoying his travels too. Mom's too big of a chicken to travel anywhere too far from home (perhaps if she had a travel buddy) but she plans on going to the east coast this summer to stick her toes in the ocean! If Chad has email maybe he can email Mom pictures and tell her all the fun he is having, her email is

ps. Shall we ship you some snow? we have lots now!

Chatty Crone said...

You found some nice places to stay! Whew to that one on the hill - no thank you. Bet they were a million bucks or so. Have fun. sandie

The Thuglets said...

Corr.....there are some great properties!
Have you seen anyone famous?
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Claudia said...

I've always loved the Hollywood Hills! Thanks for the great photos - have a wonderful time in the desert.