As of late, I've been making it a habit to meet my goal of walking 10,000 steps for at least four days a week in addition to other exercise activity for the sake of maintaining my health.
Since weather in Southern California in February is moderate , I took Coney with me for a walk in Downtown Los Angeles on a nice, blue sky kind of Sunday morning.
I've lived in Los Angeles area for the past four years, also four years during late 80s/early 90s and I've really never explored the roots or history of the City of Los Angeles.
I thought to myself, well why not take a walk for exercise and explore the historical places of Los Angeles? This Sunday 2/25/2018 I decided to set aside the time, bring Coney along and drove to Downtown Los Angeles. During this walk, we've visited several interesting places:
* Paseo De La Plaza and Olvera Street, birthplace of Los Angeles, where the City of Los Angeles started as an Agricultural Community;
* Union Train Station;
* China Town,
* several Federal and State buildings and of course
* Our Lady Queen of Angeles Cathedral
It would be an amiss if I didn't mention the odor of urine along some sidewalks and alleyways in Downtown Los Angeles. That's probably attributed to the presence of homeless people living in downtown Los Angeles. So it you take this walk, keep an open mind, focus on the significance of historical places along the walk.
If you live in the Southern California area, I invite you to put on a good pair of walking or running shoes and take this walk.
Total Miles: 2.67 miles
Elevation gain: about 150 feet
# of steps: 5900 steps
Calories burned: 550 calories