A side trip on the way home included one of our favorite places ~ Filoli Garden and estate south of San Fransisco in Woodside . It's an out of the way place that is not on many people's radar screen. Even most avid gardeners do not know about it. One of the things that makes it unusual is that it has a formal style more common in Europe than in the US.
The wisteria was in full bloom which I've never been there at the right time of year to see before. Magnificent!