This is really just a continuation of Day 1 but there were so many pictures from the botanical garden that I had to split this into two posts. Without further ado here are some disastrously large cactuses and some dinosaurs.
But, First – to the Hotel!
There are so many hotels to choose from it’s silly. We did end up grabbing a drink at the Parker, despite the private event that kept us from their famous “Lemonade Stand” bar, we still had some delicious martinis. We also had breakfast at Arrive the next day but that’s a story for tomorrow’s post… We ended up choosing the Colony Palms Hotel and I have to say I would definitely go back. Despite it having been there since the 1930’s it has gone through some modern day remodeling. The pool and resort isn’t TOO crowded and they have in between menus like a sunset appetizers selection which I am a huge fan of as a professional snacker.
Moorten’s Botanical Garden
Established in 1938, this garden of prickly wonders is home to a world of succulents. The $4 entry fee is well worth it, be sure not to miss the cactarium (stop trying to spellcheck me, spellcheck. This is a word according to Moorten’s) – a greenhouse in the back. There is also a $1, $3 and $5 table of succulents, I pouted the whole way home because I was not allowed to purchase anything.
Beware, Dinosaurs Ahead!
A little-known fact – one of my favorite movies is Clifford. No, not the big red dog, the Martin Short driven comedy where a little boy’s big dream of going to Dinosaur World and seeing “Larry the Scary Rex” in person is his sole purpose in life. Although I’m pretty sure this is actually the set of dinosaurs from Peewee’s Big Adventure…I choose to make things about me. Enjoy!