Saturday, April 12, 2008

Beautiful Longwood

Enjoyed a beautiful Day at Longwood. It actually hit about 75F or so as we strolled around the Dupont Estate. The history here is amazing, and the Conservatory and new Children's Garden are just a joy to explore. After The conservatory, we headed down to the Italian Water Garden, and the pond that use to hold tons of golden carp. Less Carp, but a few sunny and catfish to feed. We headed past the Italian Water Garden and to a more naturalized area of the Gardens. Down a wooden walkway, and to a bridge, and we got to feed some of the biggest Catfish I have ever seen! 16 to 24 inches long, with huge heads, had fun feeding them for a while.
We headed up past the meadow, and the out to get a bite to eat ourselves at a Wendys about a mile up the road. After lunch we headed back to Longwood to go to the Carillon Bell Tower and Rock gardens, and "suggestion Garden" After exploring there, we split, Amy and Emily going to make a kite with the visiting Lehigh Valley and Pocono Kite symphonies, and Kimberly and I Explored the Conservatory a bit more. We met up again, check the spring bulbs gardens, the out for a quick stop to the gift shop, Walmart, and then back to RoadAbode.
Had a good dinner of Cincinnati Style Chili, and ice cream for dessert. Some cable, Checked in at work, and shower, and in for the night. A few pics from today:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!!! do you travel for a living!?? this is the Conservatory!!! you should have stopped by Sawyer Point and Newport on the Levee. Your kids woulda loved it!