Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Day 9: The Desert Botanical Garden
For our last full day in Phoenix, we spent the bulk of the day in the wonderful Desert Botanical Garden. We started off the morning with an outside breakfast under a fairly aggressive mister. Then we walked every inch of the botanical garden. There were cacti, flowers, succulents and a butterfly display. I loved it all! We saw Gambel's Quail, Harris Antelope Ground Squirrels and a rabbit in the garden. After 3 full hours of desert walking, we were ready for refreshment and headed to a taco place where we cooled off with beer, mojitos, smoked chile guacamole and tacos. We drove to see Mitch's old house in Phoenix, and tooled around Paradise Valley where the rich folks' live. We ended our day with another dip in the pool. Ah, the life!