Two Loves in a Day

I was in LA for two weeks.

Of course I had to share a moment with my two great loves…

Love #1.

we were this close!

Love #2.

i just had to stop and take a photo

Two loves.  One Saturday.

Don’t you just love Los Angeles?

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photo courtesy: SGM’s wonderful GE digital camera

Los Angeles, California.  March 26, 2011.

An Afternoon in Huntington Botanical Gardens

On week one of my vacation, my cousin brought us to Pasadena, California. 

We walked around the Old Pasadena which I think was such a quaint and charming place.  I loved going inside the different shops and taking pictures almost everywhere.  We had lunch at this nice Thai restaurant which served really sumptuous food.

After touring the Old Town, we went to the Huntington Library.  My cousin, my son and I decided to explore the Botanical Gardens… and realized that one afternoon was not enough to enjoy its magnificent splendor. 

As we walked through the different areas of the vast garden (there was a Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Chinese and more), I couldn’t help but be awed at the amazing sight. 

In the Desert garden, we saw different species of desert plants.  I never saw so many different cacti — of all shapes and sizes –in my whole life…  

Some cacti were much, much bigger…

Others were small…

Amazing, huh?!

Despite the long walk and the occasional chilly breeze, it is impossible not to admire the thousands of different plant species in the botanical garden.  Like I said earlier, one afternoon was insufficient.

Words are not enough to describe the beauty of the gardens.  Allow me then to share some more photos we took, this time from the Japanese garden.  One need not be a professional photographer to capture the beauty that was around us.

 

one fine day at a Japanese garden

And my personal favorite…

Simply magical, don’t you think?

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photo credits: Supergoddess Me’s GE digicam; 

Huntington Botanical Gardens (Huntington Library), Pasadena California. March 2011 🙂

Gone but NOT Forgotten

Last stop... San Francisco

I’m back!!

Yes, I was gone for three weeks.  Okay, make that four since upon checking I just realized that my last post was dated March 15. 

To those who are wondering where the heck I have been (thank you guys for missing me), well, I went on vacation.  A much needed one.  And I had super duper fun.  I had so much fun that not once did I check if my blog stats were moving at all.  (Well, I checked just now and found out that people were still visiting my site even though I wasn’t around. Yey!  Does my blog title make sense now?!)

I have lots to tell.  Really.  I spent some time with Mickey Mouse.  I saw Jack Sparrow.  Count Dracula tried to bite my neck (after saying my blood probably tastes sweet. Sleazy!!).  I watched a Dodgers vs Giants game live.  I chatted with my best friend/person til the wee hours of the morning (live, too!).  My family and I played in the snow.  I went inside five different Victoria’s Secret shops.. and managed to buy something from every shop.  Heaven on earth, indeed!

Lots and lots to tell.  Have to deal with the jetlag first, though. 

Heavy eyes, bloated everything,  terribly jetlagged… but with a very joyous heart. 

Life is good!

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photo via weheartit.com