We were constantly amazed by the dramatically and often abruptly changing landscapes in America, and the drive into Phoenix was no different. Although at times tedious, we soon saw our first giant cactus, at which Sack couldn’t help but exclaim, “They are real!”
From then on, it was hard to tell whether we saw more cacti or wind turbines. We soon discovered why when we arrived in Phoenix in the midst of an insane dust storm, followed by hours of torrential rain. We were very glad to be staying in a hotel!