Monday, November 10, 2014

Day 8: Pueblo Grande Ruins, Heard Museum, Friends

On day 8, we were in Phoenix. We started our day with a nice riverside breakfast in a restaurant in Scottsdale. Then we went to the Pueblo Grande ruins (near the airport). I was amazed! The ruins themselves aren't much to see, but it was amazing to learn about the Hohokham and how they dug over a thousand miles of canals by hand. Their engineering, irrigation and maintenance of their systems is mind boggling. I purchased a beautiful necklace in the gift shop. We headed over to the Heard museum where we had lunch and prickly pear cactus cocktails. The museum is filled with Native American artifacts including kachina dolls, weavings, knitting and more. In the late afternoon we hit the pool at the resort, then finished up the day with dinner with some friends Mitch had not seen in 20 years.

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