So this is just one of the dozens of little hidey-holes they have tucked into the gardens. Wonderful mixture of cultivated, exotic, native, and wild areas throughout the gardens. The recommended path through it is about 1 mile and you can walk it or take a tram tour. Of course we walked it and went down all of the little side trails. At one point we were literally off the grounds and in the wilderness. Ironically if you take away the mountains, the vegetation was very similar to what we have in our backyard! Minus the mosquitos of course! I can't believe the lack of annoying insects! Now I understand a little better why out of state people go on so much about the pests. They just don't have them!
And with the hubby :)
OK, last one of the gardens, for now... heavenly!
We left the gardens at about 12:30 and then I needed to get my butt over to the convention center and get my bag and stamps and hit Momento Mall! Cute stuff this year! I didn't have time to take any pictures of those yet, because I had the Stampin Addicts Meet & Greet at 2:30. And I left my extra camera battery in the room, so I didn't get many more pictures in before it died... I promise I will have some more good ones of actual convention tomorrow!!We had such a great time, and talked and laughed! I ended up walking back to the convention center with Holly and hanging with the SA gals at the Kick Off party, and sweet Trina gave me a ride back tot he hotel. Everyone was pretty pooped by then :) Now, I need to get my butt in gear again and get ready to hit the Main Floor!!! Later everybody!