Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
We had heard about them for years, but now that we live west, we have become obsessed with the steps in Santa Monica.
This is our version of getting away from the gym and "jogging around the Park", if you will. Your prize for getting to the top of the steps is the spectacular ocean view... and a shelf for an ass.
P.S. The public steps are on the left. The beautiful brick stairs that head to the right lead to a private home... you should see their views, lucky buggers.