Friday, June 6, 2008

Fun at the Huntington

Yesterday, Rob and I took the boys for a playdate with their new friends Dom and Vin at the Huntington in San Marino. #4 on my 101 list happened faster than I thought and we had an amazing blast!!

Our first stop was to the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. This new addition to the Huntington has been in the works for about a decade and it is very tranquil and very beautiful. We brought a quick snack and ate here near the tea house, overlooking the gorgeous lake and bridges. We especially loved the flat fish bridge with its' carved koi fish

Then on to a good soaking in the Children's Garden. Em and Dom ran around to experience all the different elements of the garden and both ended up soaked to the skin! Ro especially loved the misty fog created at 15 minute intervals in the Frog Grotto while Em shrieked with joy in the slightly more drenching garden rotunda of the Rainbow Room. The new pic in my blog header is of Ro in the kid-sized arbor pathway-- he delighted in running back and forth between sun and shade over and over again.

All in all, it was a truly wonderful day! I am sure we will be heading back to the Huntington again at some point this year after it cools down a little bit. There is always so much to entertain all five senses there!