With legs holding two days of stairs already this weekend, Beth and I drove to Santa Monica for Walk #40 from Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles, climbing the steepest stairways yet. Early in the walk, we got some directions from a couple of kind ladies out on their (non-staircase) walk. The best part: they are 89 and 90 years old and still making good time around neighborhoods.
At the westernmost reach of our outing, we got to pop into an Open House. We figure that even if someone gave us money to buy the $5.55 million house outright, we would still find it challenging to come up with $60,000 every year to pay its property taxes. That being said, we are ready to find a way should anyone choose to buy it for us.