Monday was a pretty chill day. We ended up going to the Botanical Gardens behind my apartment. We walked around most of the 80 something acres and then took a riding tour of the more cared for area. They have plants from all over California even a few redwoods. The redwoods do not grow to their potential because they need higher altitudes and cooler weather, but they grow and are surviving. My mom was excited to see the redwoods. I'm trying to convince her to just plan a vacation to the Sequoias or the Redwoods and not give my dad a choice, but to go!