Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Huntington Library

One reason I was excited to head down south was to take the children to The Huntington Library. Since the girls are enrolled in Lisa's Finishing School, I thought it would be a perfect educational activity filled with priceless documents, books, and art - not to mention the glorious gardens!

As we walked through the museum I was absolutely in awe. My mind couldn't even comprehend all I was seeing. I kept calling the girls from display to display - "Girls, look! This is a letter Abraham Lincoln wrote. Girls, over here! The Gutenberg bible! Lex, look at this, Isaac Newton's notebook!"

And on and on and on. Honestly, if you haven't visited The Huntington Library yet, take my word for it and plan a trip ASAP.

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Isaac Newton's notebook. Incredible.

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Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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The Blue Boy by Gainsborough.
Like I said, I was in awe the entire time!

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Room after room looked like this. Breathtakingly beautiful.
(See  us waaaaay down there at the opposite end?)

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And the gardens, oh, the gardens!

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Now - Our family in 2014.

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Then - Donald and me in 2001.

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