We're back on our Altadena walk with the AltadenaHiker. I snapped a shot of this stately home and was gratified when the Hiker told me the people who live there are "so friendly." I don't know why, I just liked hearing that. Maybe it's because I like to think rich folks are people too, and if/when I'm rich, people will still like me.
Not all of Altadena's neighborhoods look like this one, but east of Lake Avenue you'll find many of the sort of homes you wouldn't even want if you couldn't afford the staff to help with the upkeep. I don't mind telling you I've done some fantasizing about these homes. Yes, and about having employees to do the tasks I don't want to do. A cleaning lady! A cleaning lady! My kingdom for a...* Well that doesn't make any sense, does it? Then what would she clean?
I think these folks are conserving water. Rich folks can be decent too.
I promised you an announcement today, and here it is: There's a new blog in town and it's called Altadena Daily Photo! Writer/photographer/Altadena resident Debbi Swanson Patrick has taken up the task. This means that once we've finished our hike with the Hiker, I'm going to officially leave the Altadena turf to Deb. Bonne chance, Debbi!
*Inspiration: The Altadenahiker herself.