We started our Saturday morning with a trip to Zilker Gardens. The signs are a bit disingenuous with a notice in small print that they charge extra if you are not a resident. We started by going left from visitor center, enjoying the different sections of the park.
The Japanese water gardens were especially memorable with some beautiful koi and mature bamboo.
From the garden we drove in downtown Austin, stopping first at The Contemporary which was underwhelming as museum. With only two installations, there wasn’t a lot to keep our attention for more than twenty minutes. However, we were pleased to find the nearby Capital building open for exploration and unexpectedly fascinating.
stars everywhere you look
Texas House of Representatives
After lunch we headed to the second location of The Contemporary Museum – a little better, but still not very interesting overall.
See our further adventures in Austin in our next post…