Today I was bored. So I decided to take Bean to the park by our apartment and check out the Botanical garden there.
First I parked and walked around the park. Then we went to the play area and I pushed Bean on the baby swings. She really likes swinging! After walking around the park I figured out where the entrance to the Botanical garden was and that a stroller would not work there. So I decided to walk back to my car and ditch the stroller for the ring sling.
As I approached my car I was kind of freaked out because there were three fire engines and a bunch firemen running around shouting and rolling out hoses. After a couple minutes I figured out that there was no fire and my car wasn’t in danger. The Ventura County Fire Department was just doing some sort of wildfire hillside spray drill.
So I did what any good blogger would do and I whipped out my cell phone to document it…
After all that excitement I managed to wrangle Bean into the sling and set off for the Botanical garden. Once in the entrance there were about three different trails you could take.
I decided to take the “short loop” because it had the word “short” in it and I was hoping that was really the case. I wasn’t wearing proper shoes for the occasion, by any means.
It was the perfect length hike. Very naturey. I will definitely be going back in the future to try the other trails.
Though I will admit I was a bit freaked out along the way because of these guys running all over the place…
I kept thinking, “Oh no! Was that a snake?!?…. Oh. Just another stupid lizard.”