Every holiday season, I drive down to San Diego, CA., where my Grandmother lives. It gets very busy there shortly before Christmas, so I always try to visit her before the holiday rush. One time I was caught in traffic for a long period, and it’s an experience I would never want to repeat again. My Grandmother lives in a wealthy suburb, so I enjoy going there, because I know the car will be safe while we visit. The area is quiet too, and there isn’t much traffic that will bother me when I try to leave.
When I get there, my Grandmother is always waiting in the kitchen area of her house. She usually has the coffee pot going, and she and I sit down together and talk about my travels there. She normally wants to hear if my trip was good or bad, and where I stopped to eat before I came to visit her. My Grandmother is very much into food, so she loves hearing about any type of place I’ve stopped to eat it. It doesn’t matter if its something she’s never tried before or would never eat herself, she likes hearing about the experiences of others.
After we’ve talked about my trip, my Grandmother and I get ready to leave. Normally we go out someplace for dinner, but today we are going to the botanical gardens here in San Diego, CA. My Grandmother wanted to go there because they have a special holiday exhibit going on, and she’s always wanted to see the flowers during this time of year. I told her that we should go, since I know they change the exhibits every season, and we may never have the chance to see this particular scene ever again.
We went knowing it would take about an hour to get down there. After we arrived, I parked the car at the entrance, so my Grandmother could get out. I then I found a parking spot that was close by and met her inside. We paid out admission and went to see the holiday flower exhibit in San Diego, CA. I was surprised at how many beautiful Christmas trees we saw that were completely decorated with ornaments, angels, and stars. There were poinsettias and many other Christmas flowers there. The whole exhibit smelled so fragrant and had a distinct holiday scent. It was prettier than I expected.
After we were done visiting, my Grandmother and I got some postcards at the gift shop, that showed the area all lit up at night. I told her we should go back again, since we never know what beautiful flowers we will see at the botanical gardens. They change the flowers and display once every season, so I told my Grandmother it would be a good reason for me to come back to visit San Diego, CA., and take her out so we could see what new arrangements were waiting for us. I cannot wait for my next visit.