What you see in the below picture is the Botanical Garden. It's huge, and beautiful, and the kids loved it! They took their time exploring in there for over an hour and read nearly every label of every plant. The first batch of pictures below are all from the garden-
That was our cozy picnic table. We had a great day, totally relaxed and wandering. I originally had no intention of going to the garden, but the kids really loved it in there, so we lingered for a long time. The hike down to the lake resulted in us going back the next afternoon w/Brian for some fishing and more relaxation (no fish), and another picnic. It was a great hike, and I can see running up there once school starts....in 2 days. But the day was not over.....at 9 that night we headed out with the kids on another hike so that they could test out their new head lamps! My next post will have pictures from that outing.