Kim was very brave and gracious. She loaned us her car to drive to Topanga to visit Rich and Lynn. Chris has known Rich since junior high. Here the guys are on Rich and Lynn's deck overlooking the foothills of Topanga. Their landscaping is an eclectic combination of succulents, cactus, fruit trees and a pond. They get lots and lots of hummingbirds. They go through a quart of sugar water a day at this time of year.
Not pictured are the lemons, figs and grapefruit; three of which we are taking home.
Almost directly across the road from their house is Topanga National Park and this trail which we hiked:
Dry mustard plants against a beautiful blue sky:
If you click on the photo to see it full size you can see the Pacific Ocean in the distance between the hills.
The striations in the sides of the rocks showed millions of years of shifting; nothing horizontal,it was all diagonals, I suppose as a result of earthquakes.