Question of the week: What is your favorite family activity?
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My favorite family activity: Walking the stairs in Beachwood Canyon
We live in the charming Beachwood Canyon, just a mile from the busy, eclectic Hollywood traffic of people and vehicles, shops, businesses, gas stations and eateries. So we are very fortunate to have a piece of nature for our peace of mind. When my husband gets off work on summer evenings, and it's stays light, we take our nearly 3-year-olds for a walk past our neighborhood Beachwood market (literally a short block up the hill) and go either direction toward 155 steps of delight. My girls love climbing the stairs (and un-assisted). Watching them navigate their way up. one step at a time, reaching for the railing, stopping to pull a leaf or wild flower, giggling incessently, and ultimately playing leap frog (sometimes you don't know which one is going to make it up first), we have a family activity that fosters growth, curiousity, and good health (exercise!). It is amazing to see 2 sets of tiny legs at work - the strength and endurance - to make it up those stairways, and have the energy to walk with us back down and around as we wind our way home (enjoying the little pieces of nature they discover along the way).