Nora and I visited the Matthaei Botanical Gardens during spring break for a little no-cost fun. We learned that chocolate, bananas, and olives comes from trees and that vanilla comes from a flower. We tried very hard to fall into two separate koi ponds. We ate a picnic lunch in the lobby. We pretended to touch some cacti. We stomped on a translucent walkway. And we had a lovely pretend tea party at which, Nora informed me, her old friend Salomé was present. It was certainly nice to pretend to see Salomé again. It’s amazing how big we imagine her to have gotten.
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