Spent the last two days wandering around huge gardens. Yesterday we spent the whole day at the Arboretum, and today we went to the Huntington Library and Garden. We probably covered 50 miles, and today I am tired. The fatigue is setting in and tomorrow we are supposed to go to the beach tomorrow. It will be a shorter day, but it will have to be.
Toward the end of our afternoon H wanted to go up to the Japanese Garden and see all the bonsai. I looked at all the steps and my heart sank. I just didn’t think I could push myself up the winding, uneven steps to the top. I don’t want to bum H out by sitting somewhere while he went off to take photos. As luck would have it, they had a nice easy ramp and I made it up without a problem.
Hills and steps. The Huntington has a lot of them. Each can be a daunting prospect after walking all morning with my cane. Luckily my cane is extremely light. Unfortunately, I have to grip the handle-of course-and my hand gets sore and tired. Stupid thumbs!
Still we had a wonderful two days exploring and photographing different flowers and trees and saw some of the most beautiful plants. I’m glad tomorrow will be a shorter day. I’m also glad to be headed West to the ocean instead of inland toward the fog. The beach is my most favorite place of all. Pretty much any beach will do. I just need to sit in the warm sand and stare at the waves rolling in. Maybe get my feet wet, or pick up some shells. This is our first beach day this year and I am really looking forward to it. I only hope my ms doesn’t get the best of me. I still have to climb the stairs down to the beach and then back to the car, but only one flight of steps, separated by a couple of hours, I should be able to manage.