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Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012 7:22 am | Updated: 12:34 pm, Fri Sep 7, 2012.

Who: Lap and Cecilia Wong of Lodi, Philip Kong of Stockton in San Jose.

The trip: Municipal Rose Garden and Japanese Friendship Garden.

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