This year I’ve spent an incredible amount of time in trains and airplanes. I’ve scoffed at the recent explosion of news about people being upset at other passengers for using the reclining option in their seats (if it’s there, I’m probably going to use it and I expect other passengers to use it too). However, at the end of the day, there are some things that can really upset me. Therefore, as part of the Weekly Challenge…here is my 10 item list to things I wish people did (or did not do) when traveling in enclosed spaces: Continue reading
A couple of weekends ago, my husband and I visited the Huntington library and botanical gardens for the first time. We were impressed by the extension of land, the variety of flora, and, last but certainly not least, the books, manuscripts, and letters we found there. We spent the day there and we didn’t see everything.
The botanical garden is splendid. We started with the desert garden, where we were lucky to stumble upon a very enthusiastic tour guide teaching about cacti and succulents. I love cacti and succulents and have been eagerly reading about them and this was perhaps one of my favorite parts of the gardens. However, I’m never going to see my cacti grow as tall as some in the garden that were planted over a 100 years ago. From there, we walked through the other gardens: japanese, chinese, Shakespeare, australian, lily ponds, and others. We were in awe. It was just the start and we had already agreed it was one of the best places we had visited.