The first one I've seen since moving here.
Not in our backyard, although I hear they are in our neighborhood sometimes.
At Griffith Park.
A large mountainous city park that contains the Griffith Observatory on the top, lots of hiking trails and spectacular views of the city.
It's practically in the middle of Hollywood! You get a very good view of
the famous Hollywood sign from the observatory. You may notice the discoloration on the sign,which is currently undergoing renovations.
Since The Maven starts work on Friday (yay!!!) we decided to meet at the park for a picnic and to hike on one of their many trails.
It was a warm day, so our choice of the exposed uppermost trail maybe wasn't the best choice, but we enjoyed the views and the rustic landscape.
Because of the warm weather the view was hazy. On clear days you can see all the way to the ocean. We will be bringing Orlando Grandma back here at Thanksgiving to experience the park in the cooler weather.
The edge of the trail makes me nervous, that's as close as I could make myself go to it
And Mr. Connor, by the time you get here after Christmas, the air should be crystal clear!
Who else is going to come visit?!
Our encounter with Mr. Coyote was in the lower part of the park where we stopped on our way out to have a snack and cool off.
As we sat at the picnic tables he appeared over our heads and caused quite a bit of excitement amongst the picnickers there. I only had my phone at that point and took some pictures with it thinking I would make do with those.
As we got in our cars to leave, he appeared again and I was able to take closer pictures with my camera.
He was on a fast trot so I only got two, the one at the top of this post and the one below as he heads off.
Close enough for me!