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Our Private Tour Learns About the Chaparral Flora and the Rainy Season
We Californians are outdoorsy. Especially here in the southland. Nice weather almost every day of the year means there is no excuse not to go hiking in the hills around Los Angeles. We bring our Los Angeles private tour groups up to see the Hollywood Sign which can involve a nice walk through the nearby hills. Walking through the tall grasses and shrubs allows our guides to talk about our climate and ecology which we all learn even outside of school. There are informational signs along the hiking trails and bulletin boards at the trailheads and all kinds of trail maps, books and websites which instruct us on why things are the way they appear. For instance, our rainy season is now beginning (on the early side of normal) which means the brown vegetation will be rejuvenated with the rainfall and cooler temperatures and turn green. The summer brown season becomes the winter green season. Insect stages will progress and we will see different forms of our familiar bugs. In some ways it is Spring in October and November. Like Camelot, though, we get our rain mostly at the end of the day and through the night. Daytimes tend to be clear and temperate. Perfect for sightseeing! If it does rain, don’t worry, we bring along umbrellas and still provide a fantastic Los Angeles tour adventure for our guests.
Our Private Tour Guests Get Their Own Umbrellas
Rain gear is like a first aid kit in our Los Angeles tour vehicles – somewhere in the back but we haven’t seen it for a while. Knowing that a storm is approaching we do take inventory and check the umbrellas and rain hats because a little wet weather is no reason not to enjoy the sights of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Malibu. Our big colorful umbrellas keep the drips off for the most part and, even better, the crowds will be lighter and we can have the whole sidewalk to ourselves and easily see one another. Shiny, clean roadways and walkways make the city glisten in the daylight and absolutely sparkle after dark when the colored neon lights blink on. While it mostly rains at night (ala Camelot) and generally softly with little or no wind an occasional storm can be dramatic and provide a good way to wash down the palm trees and clear out the storm drains. This is all a part of Los Angeles life for us and we hope to share these occasional damp interludes with our private Los Angeles tour guests from time to time. We can even take our guests up into the nearby San Gabriel Mountains in the winter when we have snow.
P.S. Who is Richard Chamberlain?