memorial day at the huntington
memorial day is always the end of a birthday week for me so it's a little bittersweet. the last day for fun before it's back to reality. this year especially the proceeding days were busy and fun and therefore we were exhausted. the years are catching up to me and a wave of nostalgia hit me. i reminisced my childless days where all i had to do was plan where i would be day drinking and what outfit to wear. so basically all i really wanted was to relax, preferably with a spicy bloody mary in my hand. instead we made our way to the huntington library, a place that's been on our LA bucket list for quite some time...
i can't really even begin to tell you how wonderfully overwhelmed i was. but all of our minds were blown. we walked for what seemed like miles of endless garden trails weaving its path between elegant sculptures and buildings. we couldn't help but wonder how had we not come to this magical place before.
i mean how cool does josh look right here? pretty cool.
thankfully, the grounds are for the most part very stroller friendly, if you can even keep yours in one for that long. the tea garden was the only area where it was cumbersome with lots of narrow stairways. it was also our favorite section so we made it work! wearing white pants probably wasn't the best idea though ;-/
we spent a lot of time here, mostly because knox refused to leave this koi pond. but can you really blame him? ironically i was able to reel him back with a bag of goldfish ;-)
everywhere we looked there was something that made our jaws drop. so much beauty in one place!
we call cactus "pokey's" for pretty obvious reasons.
we saved the children's garden for last. we pretty much knew we would spend the majority of our time there...
we were not wrong. we also knew knox would get as dirty and wet as possible...
again, we were not wrong.
if you are looking to lose yourself for a few hours this is the place guys. i even managed to forget about that bloody mary i wanted :-)