Barton Springs

griffin and rachel's first date
rose buddies- ep. 66
griffin and rachel's first date

uhhhm…but yeah should we talk about our first date? …ye- yeah there’s just not a lot a lot happened we went to a…a fairly nice restaurant here that was known for their nice desserts yeah and then I had to..get gas on the way there and I spilled gasoline like pretty much all over my pants?? and i stank sooo bad *laughing* yeah the smell was pretty intense was very overpowering. and then we were gonna go to barton springs, right? were we? and then it got-we got rained out? we got rained out..yeah…and I don’t remember what we did I think we went to Grace and Bristol’s pool. and swam in that instead…..oh yeah! Yeah it’s ver..very romantic. and then um..you knOW HAHA H A…YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT A H AHAHAHAHA LITTLE BIT O THAT *grunt from home improvement* AND A SOME O THAT boINGUGUGGGUUH and a little bit o that OOOooohhNOOOooo and a little bit o that *gets real close to the mic and makes mouth sounds* and a little- a wHOLE BUNCH O THAT..C O W A B U N G A DUDE!! and some of that *borat voice* uh mY WiFE…and some of that *deep breath* MUH SWAMP *breaks out into laughter* and some o that- okay..okay please stop..I was gonna *laughing* i  was gonna sit in silence until you stopped….uh but you really got me with my swamp

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The Zilker Botanical Garden is a 31 acres botanical garden of varied topography located on the south bank of the Colorado River near downtown Austin, Texas.  It was established as a non-profit organization in 1955 and it is the centrepiece of Zilker Park which features several independently maintained gardens with a specific attention on the following:

1.    City of Austin’s Green Garden

2.    Cactus and Succulent Garden

3.    Hartman Prehistoric Garden

4.    Herb and Fragrance Garden

5.    Isamu Taniguchi Oriental Garden

6.    Mabel Davis Rose Garden

7.    Doug Blachly Butterfly Trail and Garden

8.    Pioneer Village

The park includes excellent tourist attractions such as Zilker Hillside Theater, home to the annual Zilker Summer Musical and the excellent Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum.

Families and friends can enjoy activities like walking and picnicking, as well as canoeing on Town Lake, while youngsters love the Zilker Zephyr miniature railway and taking a splash in the Barton Springs Pool, a huge spring-fed swimming pool open year-round.

Another garden worth visiting is the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, eight kilometers from Austin’s downtown core and home to interesting architectural elements and wetlands. Also worthwhile is the Austin Nature and Science Center, a living museum with interpretive exhibits, programs, collections, and trails, as well as the Dino Pit where kids can play at being amateur archaeologists.