-Bring a blanket AND chairs in case people with chairs sit in front of you
-Get there early and eat a picnic dinner during the wait to reserve a good spot!
-Bring the rolly cooler so that we can load it up and drag it
-Wear comfy shoes as once you are in the park, you still have quite a ways to walk!
-Bring a citronella candle to keep away the bugs, and for light!
As you can tell, we weren't as prepared as we thought we were! Not only that, but I forgot the camera, and of course wanted a picture! In the dark (no lights in the gardens other than candles people brought), we attempted to take a few pictures on my blackberry. It certainly was NOT successful! After three tries, we gave up. However, I will still share the horrible pictures so you can see how bad it was (and no, we weren't holding the camera out and trying to take our own picture!)