Can you tell where I spent the day yesterday? How about now:
That should be a dead giveaway but in case it isn't:
I spent the day in San Francisco with my sister Kate, my niece Maddi and (hang on this might be confusing) our sister Mary's sister in law Julie, who was visiting from Wisconsin. Her husband is attending a conference all weekend so we whisked her away for a day of shopping and sight seeing.
I have wanted to visit the San Francisco Consveratory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park ever since it was restored in the late 90's. It sustained major damage during the winter of 1995 and finally reopened in 2003. It is a beautiful example of a Victorian conservatory.
And get this - it was a kit! You know like Ikea furniture or something! Can you even imagine what the instructions looked like? It was bought as a kit by James Lick in late 1800's but he passed away before he could assemble it. A group of San Francisco businessmen purchased it from his estate and gifted it to the city.
Being there made me want to watch Green Card again. The best part of that movie was Andie McDowell's apartment and her conservatory.
I'm wondering if kits are still available?