No one walks in L.A., right?
How about spending a Saturday walking from Downtown to the Ocean!
I've done the Great L.A. Walk for the last 6 years, and I'd love for some of my fellow Assemblers to join me.
This year the walk starts in front of the Japanese American National Museum at 9 a.m. and will proceed down 1st Street to Beverly Blvd, then Santa Monica Blvd to the Ocean. The route this year will be about 17 miles. It's a casual walk at your pace so with plenty of stops for lunch, drinks, window shopping, etc. it usually takes 6-8 hours.
I'll give my cell number those that RSVP, to meet up on the day. If you can't make it all day, feel free to come for the start and early, or to call me to meet up along the way.
How walk organizer Michael Schneider describes the event:
There's no special reason, no charity, no protest, no issue we're promoting -- other than a passion for Los Angeles. In 2006, I organized our walk down Wilshire to mark my 10th anniversary in Los Angeles. But it was so much fun, and it was a chance to meet so many new people, that we did it again in 2007, down Pico; in 2008, via Sunset and Santa Monica Blvd.; and in 2009, we hit West Adams as we walked down Adams and Washington to Venice Beach. In 2010, we returned to Wilshire for the fifth walk; in 2011, we hit Hollywood; in 2012, it was Melrose's turn; and in 2013, it was all about Sunset Boulevard. In 2014 it was a walk through the Valley down Ventura Blvd.
It's the Saturday before Thanksgiving as well, so somehow I don't feel as bad gorging on sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie a few days later. And hey, it'll be a cool conversation piece at your holiday party.
For more info on the Great L.A. Walk and its history, check out greatlawalk.com/
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