We took the kids one morning to the magnificent Morikami Gardens. They are authentically Japanese and expansive. This is the kind of place I would love to lose myself in. Unfortunately, with all the kids in tow and the girls in an especially needy "carry me!" mood I just wanted to lose the kids. There it is. I said it. I love them but this excursion drove both of us parents to our breaking point.I still snapped some good photos. I remember reading about this zen garden feeling ANYTHING but zen.