Tour Day #3
Because the Ronald Reagan Library is quite a ways from home, and also it is necessary to take two of the most busy freeways to get home, we stayed a night in Alhambra. After the four hours at the library, we were ready to rest. So we drove to Pasadena Old Town and had dinner at the True Food Kitchen.
Mom and I had delicious minestrone soup - just a cup - and each serving was BIG. This mainly vegetarian restaurant was a nice change. I would go back. We walked around a bit after dinner and wound up at a Cheesecake Factory for dessert. I was the only one to abstain. The calorie count per slice started at 840 calories! Then off to the hotel where we had a nice sleep. The next day we went to Pasadena's Arlington Garden - "a 3-acre botanical garden. It is Pasadena's only dedicated free public garden. The garden was designed by Mayita Dinos, it was started to be built in 2005." We're all early risers, so we were ready to visit the little (only 3 acres) gem at 8 am. Draw for me - hundreds of California native plants.
We so enjoyed this garden!
|We sat at the table where the guy in the orange shirt is sitting. Their indoor seating is like a three sided room.|
|Two of our party had this Spinach and mushroom pizza - none left to take back to the hotel, it was so good.|
|a plaque we found|
|Some succulents and citrus|
|Euphorbe, blue agave, and more|
|Gorgeous purple sage|
|colorful sitting area|
|blooming century plant|
|sculpture with watering wands|