413c820bb21cd09a23535c140057f83729ced692af2597b84f .post-body img { max-width:1000px; height:auto; } Friday We're In Love: Culture Passes- By Guest Blogger Katie Google

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Culture Passes- By Guest Blogger Katie

Hello y'all!  My name is Katie and I blog over in this cozy little spot.

When Camille asked me to do a guest post, I was more than a little excited.  What it really meant was that I had a reason to go on a totally awesome date with my husband and take lots of fun pictures.  [Not that I really needed a reason, let's be honest.]

And now I'm going to let you in on a secret.  It's a good one, I promise.  Are you ready?  Ok, here it is.

If you live in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and have a library card, you can go on free awesome dates at twelve different locations.

That's right.  Free.  Don't believe me?  Go here.

Um, chya.  I wish someone had told me about this a long time ago.

As soon as my hubby, Tim, and I heard about this, we knew we had to go ASAP.

Our first choice was the Phoenix Zoo, but those Culture Passes were already taken for the week.  [And when the price is free, we don't really complain about such things.]  That lead us to our second choice, which was the Desert Botanical Garden.

But we also had a buy one, get one free sandwich for Subway, so we had to make a little pit stop first.  And this is where the giggling ensued.  You see, I like to take pictures of Tim when he isn't expecting it, and this time, the results were pretty funny.  See for yourself:

These made me giggle so much.  Seriously.  I'm still giggling, as a matter of fact.  And oh yeah, here's one of me:

He's nicer than I am.

After our bellies were satisfied, we headed over the the Desert Botanical Garden.  And let me tell you kids, these pictures don't even begin to do it justice.  [Which means you should probably go get your library card like right now so you can see for yourselves.]

And in case you were concerned, my husband actually is normal.  And pretty dang handsome:

I may or may not have been slightly obsessed with taking pictures of the flowers:

And even though I have about a zillion more, I'll stop before I get too carried away.  [You're welcome.]

Tim liked to pretend he was a botanist and make ridiculous [and hilarious] commentary about all of the scientific names for each of the cacti. [The funny thing is, my dad actually is a botanist and does legit commentary about any and all plants he sees.  But it is far less comical when he does it.]

Tim decided that the above "cactus" was actually a mammal and that this cactus...

...was actually a bunch of pineapple.  [He could follow in my dad's footsteps, don't you think?]

I could probably take over Camille's entire blog with the disproportionate amount of pictures I took, but for her sake and for yours, I won't.

But just know that it was amazing.

Moral of the story?  Dating doesn't have to be expensive.  But it is totally worth it.  So grab your lover [or your hopefully-will-be-my-lover-someday] and get a library card!


  1. FREE ACTIVITIES??!? THE LIBRARY CARD IS THE GREATEST INVENTION EVER. (ok done yelling.) ... seriously, ima find me a hopefully-will-be-my-lover-someday and take said hopefully-will-be-my-lover-someday to all of these places, thus securing his impending love for me.

    1. Oh you're funny! This sounds like a great plan! :)

  2. This might be super nerdy of me, but it totally reminds me of the song from that Arthur musical episode..."Having fun isn't hard, when you've got a library card." Anyways...that is super cool! Wish we had something similar up North :)

    1. That's hilarious Kylie! I'm sure there is something, lots of museums do free days, free passes, etc. You just gotta hunt sometimes! Good luck finding some free fun!


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