This past weekend we drove up to the Quarryhill Botanical Garden, just outside of Sonoma. I had purchased a half off admission for two deal from Groupon, and we figured this was as good a weekend as any to use it. Boy, did we poorly plan this grand idea. It didn’t occur to either of us to actually check the weather before we left. Genius, I know. So, even though it was beautiful up in Glen Ellen, it was also very very HOT. I’m talkin’ 95 degrees hot. Both of us were in jeans, I was in leather boots (and not the practical hiking kind), and neither of us had our CamelBak’s. Though, Tim does keep a spare can of sunscreen in the back of his car, so we lucked out there. Needless to say, It made for a hot, sweaty, and thirsty hike through the hilly garden grounds. We may have drank some questionable, brown hued water from a spigot in the middle of the gardens along the way, but hey, we were thirsty! Despite our discomfort, I did manage to get some pics of the gardens.