Monday, February 11, 2013

Lizzie's Front Yard


I begin this post by telling you that I, apparently, have trouble reading the calendar.  Earlier today, I posted about Presidents' Day.  As it turns out, that is not until next Monday.  I do have a day off today, but it is for Lincoln's Birthday.  So, if you're wondering where that Presidents' Day post is, I'll re-post it next Monday!  (Oh, life can be so very complicated at times...)

For today, I bring you what I have come to think of as Lizzie's Front Yard.  This is more commonly known as Mt. Wilson Trail Park (aka Turtle Park), which houses both the Richardson House (seen in the photo) and Lizzie's Trail Inn.  Lizzie's has been in this spot for many, many years, once serving ravioli and fried chicken to local hikers, and even some "distilled spirits" during prohibition.  The two buildings now serve as museums, which can be visited on Saturdays.  Click here for a bit more history about them.

See those hikers on the right?  They have just come down from nearby Mt. Wilson.  Not sure how far they went, but any distance on that trail is a challenge. 


16 comments:

  1. That tree w/the blooms is gorgeous! Too bad the owner didn't stake it or prune it before it started leaning...

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  2. It's a wonderful trail. And some distilled spirits after a long hike sounds very inviting.

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    1. I agree, on both counts. Luckily, distilled spirits are a little easier to come by these days.

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    2. Yeah, but I want to drink them here.

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    3. Well, then. This calls for a Way-Back Machine.

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  3. A hike on a lovely trail, Lizzie's chicken, gorgeous blooms...it's the perfect outing!

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    1. Put like that, it sounds perfect, indeed!

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  4. Well I don't know, Adele. I love that you were running early and surprised that I am getting more and more out of touch with American holidays, except 4th July. Swift action and you substituted above photo and story. Wonderful! I can't wait to come and visit Sierra Madre!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, LOL! I couldn't believe it when I figured it out. That had been my Wednesday photo. Now, I'm scrambling!! ;-). So, when r u coming???

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  5. Seems that hikers had more amenities back in the day . . . Lizzie's Trail Inn, and the Halfway House up the trail. The route beginning at Big Santa Anita Canyon is also beautiful, following a creek and passing through a magnificent grove of conifers.

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    1. I think there was even something called Quarter House? (or something that marked 1/4 of the way up...) I've been on that route that you refer to. Beautiful!!

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