J and I and company finally made it out to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens after years of forgetfulness and laziness. We got organized enough this year to visit on the Lotus & Water Lily Cultural Festival, so it was a very busy and festive day to walk around. Within a few minutes of arriving, I was feeling extremely regretful that we had waited so long to visit. The park is gorgeous. Meandering paths through shallow pools of filled with hundreds of vibrant water lilies. No mosquito bites, despite the standing water everywhere. That might have something to do with the dragon flies we saw everywhere. Since this park is only about 20 minutes from our house and soon will be connected to a large bike trail network, I think we will be visiting a lot more in the future.