Phoenix Trip, Part Two:
Me between 2 very large Saguaro Cacti. I have no idea what I was doing in this picture, but I really like it for no good reason.
Friday I went to the Desert Botanical Garden (hereafter the DBG) in Phoenix with my cousin Becky, her cute 4-month old daughter and Becky’s brother-in-law. Even though they lived in Phoenix, they had never been.
So. There were a lot of cactus. A LOT. The DBG is a very large garden, and being in the desert it has a lot of the plants of the area. Of course, you can also see a lot of them just driving around the area.
Part of the Childhood Dreams Exhibition.
After the trip to DBG, Becky & I got ready for the rehearsal dinner. Friends & neighbors of Christy & Monte (the wedding couple) were throwing the dinner, which they also cooked. It was Mexican food (the chef is originally from Mexico) and they went easy on the spices for us folks not from the Southwest, but it was sooooooo goooooood. Yum. I wanted to eat more and more and more of it, but that would have been inappropriate. Mostly because I wanted to stick my face in the food. Mmm, tasty.
Next entry: The wedding, visit to other family, and the trip home.