I flew home for a day last week to visit my parents and sister, and we spent some time in the cactus garden and greenhouse in Balboa Park. The heavy rains we had in California this winter have made the entire state fantastically green, and all of the dessert plants are in bloom. I am not normally a cactus / rose garden / greenhouse sort of guy, but the cactus in Balboa Park are really worth seeing. And the more time I spend out travelling the world, the more I enjoy seeing what nature has to offer.
It was also very nice to see the family. I wish we had more time together, but it's hard to get all of us in the same place at the same time.