And I admit that when I found out they were going to take us to the Desert Museum, I thought the same thing as Gena's sister, "Wait, is that a thing? Is it just a museum of different cacti and grains of sand?"
It does, in fact, have cacti and sand and much more. It's pretty awesome, even if the mountain lions didn't cooperate and stayed hidden in their den.
|A forest of Saguaro cacti at the Desert Museum.|
The museum also has all kinds of desert mammals, snakes, birds and other critters on display.
|Prairie dog on the move.|
|John, Johnny, Gena, Ellie and a mysterious lady with a black hat (Elizabeth) try to coax the stingrays to brush by their hands.|
I spent much of the time trying to take pictures, which was easy with stuff that stayed still, like flowers and cacti and grains of sand.
The hummingbirds were a different story. I'd get all set-up with the lighting and color balance and a fast shutter speed and try to focus on one, and as soon as I'd take the shot, zip -- it was gone.
|This was the best I could do.|
I'm pretty sure they were messing with me.