I really enjoy taking walks because I feel like I can see things that I normally wouldn't if I were driving. An odd fact is that if the next destination is within walking distance, I'd much rather walk than drive because I feel that driving is even more work. But anyways, I walked by these steps in Palo Alto and just loved them and the entire building.
My first time in Fremont went something like this. Surrounded by suburban houses and feeling like I was in the middle of nowhere, my friends and I planned as the day progressed. We ended up having lunch and walked around a lake with the sun blazing directly in our faces. Dust hit us here and there but the day ended well with the amazing company of new and old friends. Moral of the story: with the right people, you can feel elated even if in the bleakest of surroundings.