Albuquerque Botanical Gardens

Juuuuly 2o, 2014

Hello and welcome to the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens. Lizzie and I, in our infinite effort to save money, researched discounted days to check out the gardens. So, we went on family day and saved loads! I won’t bore you with more details, but this activity was a definite and wonderful relief from the typical Albuquerque dry, hot, and brown day. Indeed, the photos below make it seem as though we left New Mexico! But we didn’t.

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Really! I was happy to be visiting the gardens!

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Lizzie insisted

Lizzie insisted

Holy hock! As big as mine hand.

Holy hock! As big as mine hand.

A delicious picnic of mostly leftovers.

A delicious picnic of mostly leftovers.

Bob's corn cob

Bob’s corn cob

Posing like (ahem) Rachel

Posing like (ahem) Rachel

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Wicked hot all-glass greenhouse

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Artistic shot

Artistic shot

What? You never licked a cactus?

You’ve never licked a cactus?

Turtle shell vine tree thing. It was wicked!

Turtle shell vine tree thing. Really cool!

CACTUSES

CACTUSES

Not irreverently anointing myself...

Not irreverently anointing myself

Sweet as nectar ;)

Sweet as nectar haha!

A tourist train is always a must! Lizzie wouldn't permit me to jump on for free. Mean Lizzie.

A tourist train is always a must! Lizzie wouldn’t permit me to jump on for free. Mean Lizzie.

Paul or Kathy, what might this berry be?

Dad, Paul or Kathy, what might this berry be?

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Lizzie being a Japanese man fly tour guide

Lizzie being a Japanese-man-fly tour guide

It's a porcupine, a porcupine! It greatly resembles a sloth, just with quills.

It’s a porcupine, a porcupine! It greatly resembles a sloth, just with quills.

Another shot of Porky

Another shot of Porky Piney

Hallo George!

Hallo George!

Artificial waterfall but real heron

Artificial waterfall but real heron

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Quick napping

A quick nap

Lizzie threw rocks into the pool and fish loved them!

Lizzie threw rocks into the pool and the fish loved them!

Quite the guided tour

Quite the tour guide!

Dippin' Dots! Lizzie never understood my joy.

Dippin’ Dots! Lizzie never understood my joy.

Post traumatic stress. (Just 5 days previous a bee stung me. My foot was still swollen!)

Post traumatic stress. (Just 5 days previous a bee stung me. My foot was still swollen!)

Lizzie being a borrower

Lizzie being a borrower

"I'm off to Antwerp," she said, riding the beast backwards...

“I’m off to Antwerp,” she said, riding the beast backwards.

The botanical gardens, as well, share a plot with the Albuquerque zoo and aquarium. We saved those for another day, though. We were pooped after adventuring all over the gardens, imagining scenes, climbing on the rocks, and leaving all the designated paths. We left at the optimum time, too, for apparently the infrequent meaningless raindrops on our limbs were to soon become a downpour. We cycled home wetter ‘n fish. All in all, though, an extraordinarily beautiful day!

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One Response to Albuquerque Botanical Gardens

  1. Wow, nice poses! Who did you learn them from?

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