Wednesday, March 20, 2013

hoping for armadilloes

We are jaunting off to the American desert tomorrow.  A quick trip, to elbow in on my sister and brother-in-law's southern sojourn for a few days.

I'm looking forward to expanding my (currently non-existent) knowledge of cacti.  I have been known to kill every kind of supposedly indestructible house plant, including cacti, so am looking forward to meeting some that can hold their own against my non-green thumb.

I'm really hoping to immerse myself in the colours of the desert. I have a feeling that there will be some amazing photo ops amongst the taupes and the dusky sages.  Hopefully even an armadillo and a rattlesnake or two.

There will be cactus league baseball - spring training for the major league.  I can't wait to relax at the ball park with my peeps on a hot Sunday afternoon with a cold beer and some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. In fact, I don't care if I never get back.

And I am especially pumped about a planned excursion to Taliesin West, to observe how the topography of the American southwest influenced the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. 

Throw in a little pool time, some morning hill hikes, and hanging out with my tribe sunning our toes, and I think we are in for a great trip.  Catch you on the flippety flip.


Lesley said...

Yay! Have fun soaking up the sun and warmth!

Jane said...

So YOU are the person I get my indestructible plant-killing gene from! Good to know! And have a blast! xo Jane

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's toasty here, Lesley! And snowing back home heehee.

Guilty as charged, Jane. I'm so pleased you inherited more than just your good looks from me.