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.