In and near Phoenix, I want to explore the Sonoran Desert and hopefully catch a few cactus in bloom.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum was one of the reasons I wanted to travel to the south of Arizona. It has a trail with the different desert plant species clearly labelled, and a large diversity of species within just a few square miles, lovingly tended.
Also on the agenda is touring Taliesan West, the residence and school of Frank Lloyd Wright, which is renowned for its architecture.
We'll be staying two nights in Cave Creek, just outside of town, so might not even get into the hustle and bustle of downtown Phoenix.