By Kimberly Young

This consultant covers Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Waco and all of the locations in among. It goals to supply all of the info a customer to Texas will want, from lodging to rodeos, and delves into the cowboy tradition.

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Page 14 Austin by night. Across the street, Zilker Botanical Gardens (2220 Barton Springs Rd, 512-477-8672) has preserved a 120-year-old schoolhouse and a Swedish cabin. The gardens offer a worldly collection of flowers and greenery, making it a local favorite for weddings and picture snapping. There are also a set of dinosaur tracks to be seen. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum (605 Robert E. Lee, just east of Zilker Park, 512-445-5582) might strike you as the perfect place for a wedding (many residents feel the same).

Just ask and they'll send you on your way. Because the scenery is so incredible and the trail so extensive and convenient, you'll find a crowd on the weekends. Page 20 Author's Tip Because of the rocky terrain, make sure you bring along (and use) a helmet. The ground is unforgiving. Also, plan to take a swim here after a sweaty ride. There are some great swimming holes along the creek bed and Barton Springs is just past the Zilker Park trailhead. City Park ( 512-837-4500, Austin Parks & Recreation, or 512-346-1831), more formally known as Emma Long Metropolitan Park, provides what is considered some of the most difficult riding in town.

It is truly one of the most memorable sites you will ever see. Page 13 The Hike and Bike Trail. The Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail (best access and parking at Austin High School and Auditorium Shores) includes more than 10 miles of trail for walking, running and biking enthusiasts. " Author's Tip Springtime along the trail is msmerizing, with wildflowers and fresh blooms paving the route. Take your camera. Barton Springs Pool (2201 Barton Springs Rd in Zilker Park, 512-476-9044), a spring-fed local favorite for over a century, cools swimmers in its constant 68° spring waters.

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