When we started getting close to the place, we noticed a shit-ton of cars parked everywhere all along the road. We kept thinking that surely not all of these people were here to look at plants with Christmas lights on them; there must be something else going on in the same area. Wrong! We kept driving around looking for a spot and by the time we found one we weren't entirely sure where we were in relation to the conservatory. My mom actually got out of the car and asked some pedestrians how close we were. They told us that we weren't far, but that there were people lined up outside and that it would probably be at least a half an hour until we could get in. Personally, I had absolutely no desire to 1-stand around outside for half an hour, or 2- be in any building that had that many fucking people in it.
We decided to go do something else instead, but couldn't really think of anything to do. So we sort of drove around aimlessly for a while, with a few brief stops; along the street for my sister to take pictures of statues, at Whole Foods, and at a restaurant. We were about to give up and go home when they decided to go back to Phipps and see if the crowd had thinned out. It had, kind of. We got inside right away, but still had to fight our way around way too many people. Everything was very pretty, but it would have been a lot nicer with a few less bodies crowding up against us. Overall, it was okay I guess.
These were my favorites.