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Botanical Garden Shenanigans

March 28, 2016
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Another fun day trip we took over break was to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Charlotte.  There wasn’t much in bloom yet, but it was a fun place to explore nonetheless.

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The children’s garden that’s being built in stages seems like it will be pretty awesome when it’s finished, but the cousins had fun tromping around the woods at the back of the garden, along the shore of Lake Wylie.

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Jumping off a fallen tree was entertaining for quite awhile, and even Granddad joined in.

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They also greatly enjoyed tempting fate by repeatedly running over a walkway that was randomly sprayed by a fountain.  Cross only if you dare!

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Of course, after 20 uneventful crossings, the kids were perhaps secretly a little disappointed to still be dry, and Nana finally approached with false confidence, sauntering across with no sense of urgency.

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Ha!  We are fairly sure there’s a hidden camera someplace and the ticket booth woman decides when to press a button and release the water.  The timing was too perfect.

A walk through the conservatory with a bazillion orchids and Tilandsia capped off the day.  Spring is coming, and we are more than ready.

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