Weekend means adventures, and this one was no different. We packed up the car and drove up into the mountains and visited the beautiful National Rhododendron Garden. It is like diving right into a magical story up here. Big lush trees and bushes, mirror lakes with little bridges, thick lily pad leaves and curious tad poles swimming below. The kids are in their element here. So much to explore, so much to discover.
It is so nice to let them go off and let them find their own adventures. We found them looking into the little pond and above them they found a new friend - a laughing kookaburra! The kids were making all sorts of imitating sounds and the kookaburra seemed pleased to have found a new curious audience. We walked around and it was wonderful to see so many different plants in bloom. We also visited the glass house and saw the meat eating plants which D loved. He thought it was amazing that there was monster plants here as well.
If you ever need to escape the busy city life, this little magical spot is a good place to visit. It is usually at least 5-10c cooler up here and the air is amazing. We can't wait to come back soon.