Day 56 – Thursday, May 23, 2013, Redding, CA
Trip Start Mar 29, 2013
119Trip End Aug 01, 2013
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There were two interesting exhibits. One was a gallery filled with statues made from Lego bricks by Nathan Sawaya. Many were life sized and all were fascinating. One interesting feature was the paintings behind the statues. Each painting contained a picture of the statue made with Lego bricks--pretty cool
The arboretum was interesting, but not well labeled. Each section contained plants that are native to different California regions and to regions around the world with similar latitude. There was an interesting tree that looked like an evergreen, but was really a type of cactus. There also was a collection of Chinese bonsai gardens that use rock formations with plants to create miniature landscapes. There were interesting, but in poor light for pictures.
There was a neat bridge between the 2 parts of the park—Sunbridge spanning the Sacramento River. It had a single support upright which was also a sundial. The floor of the bridge was an obaque green material that gave the impression of water.
We got directions to the San Francisco Deli for lunch. It had basic deli décor, but wonderful sandwiches. Jim’s hogey and Barbara’ Ruben were both so tall we almost couldn’t eat them. Yum!