For my midday walk mom thought we'd go to Griffith Park near the Old Zoo, which I REALLY LIKE. First we made a pit stop to Rally's for a burger (drive-thru today). I could smell the burger-y goodness in the bag, but mom wouldn't let me near it in the car. Grrrrr.
But we were heading to the park for a picnic so I did my best to distract myself (an Airedale specialty) until we got there. Mom had a great plan to film my Rally-burger-destruction but alas, twas not to be. She managed to get the first part committed to film, but then somehow pressed the off button and the actual burger massacre wasn't recorded. Ah well. I look cute anyway.
Then we had our post-burger digestion walk through the park. We didn't see a single other person on the entire trail (which is odd) but I was having a blast! Off the leash, running up and down hills, doing my best to amuse myself while mom walked along.
We went through the old zoo area and up the hiking trail - it was pretty warm today but there's actually lots of shade on the trails so it wasn't too bad. Mom is also kinda smart - by getting a drink for herself at Rally's with extra ice, she had both a drink for her and some ice for me so we both stayed hydrated!
As we were about half way through the hike, we looked up and saw this:
It looked like a fire on the other side of the hill. It looked scary. Mom and I picked up the pace since we still had a long way to walk and we would actually be walking closer to where the fire was in order to get out of the park.
As we got closer, the fire got bigger and scarier so we hot-footed it the rest of the way and headed toward the safety of the Bogie-mobile. I made sure that the back seat was safe.
Then we got home, drove up the hill into our building and saw this:
So it's a BIG SCARY fire near the Hollywood sign (you can kind of see it in the last picture). Whew! Glad we got out of there (and of course, glad I got my Rally burger...). Mom says that there is no danger of our place burning, but that the Bogie-mobile is gonna be covered in crap tomorrow. I guess relatively speaking, that's not so bad...