A Day Out – Hollywood Riviera and San Pedro

I dropped off a buddy at the airport (LAX) and decided to do a little scouting afterwards. It was a morning flight so I decided to have breakfast after she was safely at the departures area.

I initially thought of heading over to El Segundo but decided to head a little further south. I ambled along Pacific Coast Highway south and passed Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and most of Redondo Beach. At the very south end of Redondo just before Hawthorne is a neighborhood called Hollywood Riviera. I’m sure in my many years in LA, I’ve passed by it but this time I decided to park and explore.

For breakfast, I stopped in at Good Stuff and had a most yummy Eggs Benedict. According to the menu there are three other South Bay locations. This gives me more places to discover.

After breakfast I walked around this charming little village within a village. I happened upon this Angel and it reminded me of Della Reese’s autobiography: “Angles Among Us“. Angels really are everywhere if we are receptive to experiencing them.

I also loved this art on the side of a shop:

The colors were so vibrant and beautiful.

After walking around for an hour or so I decided to head down to San Pedro. (Any other location this would be pronounced Paydro, but here in LA it’s pronounced PEEEdro. But hey, that’s LA.). The Friendship Bell was a gift from South Korea to commemorate the friendship between the two countries and to commemorate the Bicentennial of the United States. Here are some photographs:


Near the parking area are these two delights.  If we could all be as happy as these two depict:

And on rare occasions we have such beautiful clear days in LA after it rains.  This is a shot of the Angeles National Forrest from San Pedro.  It’s a distance of about 45 miles and you can easily see the snowcapped mountains.

After leaving San Pedro, I drove over to Wilmington and up to Norwalk and then eventually back home.  It was a great day that was later capped off with dinner with friends and a show.

All-in-all another wonderful day in my Paradise.

Much Love and Peace to all.