We arrived at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon just before sunset. Although we would have preferred Hopi Point for it’s westward perspective, we opted for Yavapai Point, which doesn’t require the shuttle bus. It still provided stunning views in all directions.
After a firm retreat in Phoenix, we took the opportunity to explore some of the Sonoran desert. The drone provided a unique perspective of the Saguaro cacti. The fascinating Montezuma’s castle (no relation to the historical ruler of the Aztecs) was built by the Sinagua people between approximately 1100 and 1425 AD. We enjoyed the Desert Botanical Garden with its many varieties of cacti. The conference was held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, a virtual oasis in the desert that we would love to visit again.
When the opportunity presented itself to see Taliesen West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home in Scottsdale, Arizona, I jumped at the chance. I have always admired Wright’s style, from Falling Water to the Guggenheim Museum. Wright was not only an architect. He designed many of furniture and decorations that fill this fascinating home.