On Monday I was able to take off early, so Mike and I jetted up to Westwood, home of UCLA to visit Greg and his fiancee, Kristin. We stopped off at Tommy’s Burgers (Mike’s favorite Burger joint, mine is In N Out) for lunch and got there around 2 or so. Parking was horrendous! We hung out at Kristin’s and watched the awesomely bad Merlin miniseries. Once Greg got off work we walked down to Westwood Village and Olive Garden for dinner, then went separate ways for the evening. Greg and Kristin had play auditions to conduct at UCLA and Mike and I decided to see HairPo at the Village Theatre (soo cooool!!)
The rest of the night passed uneventfully, Mike and I eventually fell asleep on the floor together :loveeye: I don’t get many chances to sleep next to Michael, so when I do I really enjoy it. I think that may be one of the things we are looking forward to most about getting married, (besides all of the crazy SEX we’ll be having, of course!) is just being able to sleep and be together all night long. It’s hard for me to sleep much past 7 or 7:30, so I woke up and watched My Neighbor Totoro until Mike was ready to get going.
Our plan for Tuesday was to visit The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, about a 45 minute drive from Westwood. Once we got there we encountered the most beautiful gardens either of us has ever seen.
Awesome view of the LA skyline we saw on the way to the Huntington.
There’s Mike in front of the entrance.
Me in front of the first garden we visited, the Rose garden. Our favorite rose was called Tamora, it’s a peach colored rose that smells wonderful.
View of the magnificent Japanese garden.
Amazing Bamboo forest.
Mike in front of the rock garden. After this picture was taken, a squirrel ran across the rocks, lol! :faint:
Look at that bonsai tree! It bends over the edge and then goes back up, amazing.
Mike at the entrance to the lily ponds.
Aww koi fishes! Cute!
If you look closely, you can see some of their little mouths open for food. Precious!:grin:
Ahh being attacked by huge desert tree monstrosity! I can’t remember what the tree was called but it is NOT to be confused with a joshua tree! i remember that much, hehe. :angel:
Mike and a new friend, a brown preying mantis we saw at the entrance to the art galleries.
Overall we had a really fun and exhausting time. Thanks to our host and hostess for having us over. 🙂