Lovely surprise Friday

My husband surprised me by taking the day off today! Yay! And it’s been dry for a couple of days so it was a beautiful day. Husband took me to lunch at a lovely little Italian place called Bella Saratoga in adorable downtown Saratoga. Just past downtown is a place I’ve been wanting to go for months – the Hakone Japanese Gardens. They filmed part of the movie Memoirs of a Geisha there. The road up to the gardens were so steep that we had to throw the car into first gear. There was a family of deer running around. The garden is set kind of up in a mountain area so when you got to an outlook, the view was AMAZING. There are some big, fancy homes built into the hills. Anyway, I uploaded a few snaps. It’s a really serene and lovely place and worth a re-visit. As we drove around we realized there’s a big beautiful park area just past the gardens so we have some new places to explore soon!

Bridge

Waterfall

husband in a gate

Oh, and by the way, in case you missed it, I got a job! Woot! Happy weekend!

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