Filoli is a 1917 county house (read: mansion) with pretty extensive gardens. A huge rose garden, orchards, meadows, forests, bowling greens, it's awesome. Chris' favorite part was the knot garden (i.e. the plants are all woven around each other). Grandma: we are going there, you will love it.I'm pretty sure this was the first "free weekend" I've had since Billy was hero. Around 2:00 on Saturday afternoon, I started talking about how I wanted to go to Filoli sometime. Chris looked at his watch and said, "Oh, we could go now! Do you want to go now?!" And - if you can believe it - right that second, we got in the truck, and we went; and that's what I think freedom is.
- happy (summer) camper