Thursday, August 06, 2009

Huntington Library

This morning we drove up to San Marino to go to the Huntington Library. Our friend Jean planned some great field trips for the summer, and this one was the free day at the Huntington which we were lucky enough to get tickets to (apparently they sold out in less than 5 minutes).

I wasn't sure what to expect but it was AMAZING. My favorite part was the desert garden. I'm not a big fan of desert things in general, but it was amazing to see all of the different types of desert plants from all of the world.I particularly loved these. Aren't they gorgeous?
Then we went to the Japanese garden. They had these great bonsai trees. We loved the Juniper forest. I overheard a little boy tell his mom that he wanted one of these for his action figures to play in. They also have a little children's garden area where Harper enjoyed splashing around in the water.And afterward we went to this great little cafe in San Marino called Sweet & Savory where I had the most delicious curry chicken salad and Tom had a great pulled pork sandwich. Plus the fantastic chocolate cupcake we shared. It was a great day and it is so fun to have Tom home.


Jan said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! So glad you could go and enjoy some time together as a family before Tom starts to work!

The Thomases said...

That is one of my favorite places. The pics look beautiful!