Saturday, May 10, 2008

Walking The Neighborhood

An evening walk through the neighborhood follows a timeworn path and the route rarely varies. Up the steep hill behind our house, there are panoramic ocean views, all the way to Catalina Island when it's clear enough. Commercial greenhouses used to abound, but they've been replaced by new, showy homes. The older homes are actually the most interesting, with their dirt driveways and old style garages out back. One driveway is particularly intriquing. You can't see around the curve from the street, and the lushness of the palms and ferns leads one to imagine a tropical retreat. There aren't any gates or "No Trespassing" signs, but we don't venture down there, leaving whatever is around the bend to the imagination.

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