Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Last weekend we visited the Huntington Library and Gardens near Pasadena. Mr. Huntington was a former railroad guy that created a vast estate filled with rare books and famous works of art. We were more interested in his gardens although he did have the original copy of the 13th amendment (outlawing slavery) in his library. He had seven specific garden areas: cactus, tropical, subtropical, australian, japanese, rose and camilia. Each was several acres in size and contained incredible specimens. We spent several hours wandering among the gardens before we even ventured into the museum and library.