A Visit to the Huntington
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May 1st, 2009 – by: HeatherHop
Anyway, we went here on my "Spring Break Staycation"...noticing a theme here???
The Huntington was a great place for me to go because it really reminded me of Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy. I went to Florence about 2 years ago and loved it...well, I loved all of Italy...so it was great to be back in a place that reminded me of it. Then, when I went into the Japanese Gardens and the Chinese Gardens, I was all of a sudden transported from Florence to a beautiful garden in Asia.
We ate lunch at the tea house...we had "high tea", which was a lot of fun. I loved eating all the little sandwiches and drinking tea and eating fruit. I probably ate way too much...you wouldn't think you would at a tea house, but it is served buffet style and the cream cheese cucumber sandwiches, as well as the sundried tomato spread sandwiches, kept calling my name again and again...what can I say, I have no willpower.
The rest of the afternoon was spent hanging out with my niece and running around the Huntington, but mostly in the Rose Gardens. We had a lovely time, and I would love to come back again the first chance that I get!
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