City Girls

Fran Lebowitz once said, “I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel.”  This sums up Al’s view on nature pretty succinctly.  Therefore, it’s up to Daddy to get the Bear Gryll’s quotient up.  However, I don’t get much time off, and I’ve been banned from travelling in numerous countries, therefore, Austin Nature Science Center is the answer.

Nestled in just a few miles from the heart of downtown Austin, this place is amazing.

I just trapped a mongoose with one of CB’s shoelaces and started a fire with some lint from MK’s belly button.  However, there was nothing on sale and no valet parking – the girls were less than enthused.  I thought a good old fashioned hike was in order.

That quickly morphed into MK riding into what she dubbed “The Daddy Chair” and her moment of ecstasy when she thought she saw our car.

One of the more interesting parts of the Center is the animals. Now, this is Austin, so you can’t have a zoo, but you can have a rescue-mission-oriented thing.  This means three legged bobcats, one eyed owls, and a severely hacked off tomcat.

However, as we were walking by I heard a, “Pssst.  Buddy.  Hey, remember me. You me, Humble, law school we were roommates.  We had some good times.  Look, just throw me the keys over there, and walk away slowly.  We can do this.”

I have no idea how he got out.

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