Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hellman Park

I started eating healthy a few days ago and I'm thinking of coming back here, Hellman Park, once a week to exercise and hike. I've been feeling really tired lately and I have a feeling it's because of the fast food I've been eating. I cut soda completely from my diet and I only drink water now. I feel better already!

My sister and I came hiking here about a month ago. It was a super intense hike! (Maybe that's why they call it Hellman Park?) I was sore for days but my sister was right, this place was pretty legit. Check out the view:

LA and Buddhist Temple

Since I was keeping my eyes on the trail so I wouldn't trip with my camera, I quickly noticed the rattlesnake that came out of the bushes. My sister would have stepped on it, had I not yelled for her to stop.

the view

I think this place is so beautiful and I could only imagine what it looks like at 6am in the morning when the sun is rising.

LA view

I ended up buying my Mom flowers and a gift card for Mother's Day (that's what she asks for every year.) Happy Mother's Day to you all ♥!


LCR said...

wow! beautiful view and photos. I love exercising when it's this beautiful out:)
hope you had a good weekend.

Nicky。♥ said...

beautiful place *_* good week!

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Love love love love. x hivenn

Ola said...

This is indeed a pretty place with amazing nature! I hope the snake wasn't dangerous:)

IONA said...

love all of these, snake looks scary! the second photo grabbed my attention, i adore the small section of buildings!

Miss A said...

Wow! What a spectacular place! If I could enjoy such an amazing view, I wouldn't mind hiking either! :)

Li + Belle said...

Wow, it's nice there. The view is fantastic. Is the park in LA?

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If you start a business, please let me know.

Our Youth said...

Ah, great photos.
I've been trying to eat healthily and exercise for months... Sigh.

You've got a lovely blog!

Olga said...

Stunning photos. I enjoyed it very much. I'm glad you're back to a healthier lifestyle. I find that it's necessary to drink water not just regularly, but very regularly. I have tested that on myself :)

Fransisca Angela said...

Happy for your healthy routines!:)
The view is so breath-taking & the pictures are also beautiful.
I agree with you that it would be more beautiful to go there at dawn.
Have a great week!

Pop Champagne said...

the park looks nice, and that is such a beautiful hike! very nice that you bought your mom flowers, I just send her money haha

Brenda said...

Thanks everyone! :D

Li + Belle: No, the park is in Whittier. It's about a half hour drive from LA. & Thanks for answering my question. I think I'm going to go for it and try it out!

Emily said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I've been trying to eat healthy and exercise lately too.. it's definitely not easy.
And I'm jealous you're going to San Francisco this summer- I've always wanted to visit there!

Michael Valčić said...

Wow, this looks like a really lovely place! I wish there were places like that close to NYC.

The sky looks amazing in these shots!

Congratulations on dropping soda from your diet! I did that a few years ago and I agree, you really do feel a big difference.

Have a good day!

tasha said...

what breathtaking views! <3 you know, the sight of the L.A. skyline never fails to make me smile. (: xxx

Tiziana said...

Thanks for you beautiful comments! Spectacular panorama!

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黃愛玲 said...

It's a beautiful place to hike. Awesome. =o)

A Lost Feather said...

ahh it would be amazzzzing to have a place like this to hike and exercise at every week! it looks amazing.. and pretty great views of the city below!

i decided to start eating healthy today.. boo. it's only 3pm and i'm having a hard time already haha i figure i need to get into some sort of shape for hiking in yosemite!

were they able to fix your camera?? i'm aware of the dust issue, but i haven't really been very careful about it! i'll start being careful now.. yikes!

Davide Marrollo said...

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See you soon!!!!

Ciao from Italy!!! ;)

Barbara said...

what a wonderful location!

Brenda said...

Emily, LO', Micheal, Tasha, Tiziana, Selenia, Eileen, Davide, Barbara: <3 thanks!

LCR: I know, I'm super excited!

A Lost Feather: Yes, they were able to fix my camera for $25. The man at the camera shop told me it could be avoided by changing your lens with your camera body facing downward!

Julie Iliana said...

omg, this place is so beautiful! I srsly wish we had mountains down in FL! the 5th picture's view is amazing! and I'm so proud of you for eating better, especially cutting away soda and drinking water! I've recently started picking up cans of soda here and there but most of the time, I'm either drinking hot green tea, water or yoohoo's lol. keep at it sista!

PS- that snake is so SCARY! glad you warned your sister :x


Anita said...

Wow, the park looks absolutely amazing!

Cassidy said...

What a beautiful park! Oh, I need to go on more walks :)

tattina said...

A very good decision, Brenda!
There is nothing worse than fast food.

Kathryn said...

Looks like a beautiful hike!!

Estelle said...

Eeeek a snake! I love the second last photo...the way you edited it is just superb. I love looking at photos like these....when I go for a walk here in Australia it looks nothing like this. Your side of the world is so beautiful Brenda :)

kristin e bazan. said...

this post is so lovely! beautiful scenery. :]

[sen.siˈʝes] said...

awesome. i love love love the picture with the view over the city and this amazing sky and clouds. simply beautiful!