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Friday in Pasadena

We left for a short getaway on Friday, and met Jan and Les for lunch in sunny Pasadena.

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From there, we went for a long afternoon walk through Huntington Gardens:

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It was a beautiful day (76 degrees) to see the garden, even though January has less blooming than other months. There were lots of camelias.

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There was BIG Bamboo:

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There are acres of formal gardens, fountains and statuary. This one made me feel like I was in Italy.

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Here we are near the rose garden:
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The Japanese Garden is serene with gentle sounds of running water.

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The Chinese Garden is also beautiful, but the tearoom was closed.

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It was a great walk before checking in to our North Hollywood hotel for the reason we came. Tomorrow...photos of our amazing Chef's Table dinner at Firenze Osteria!

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