Last weekend I went to a writing workshop at the North (Phoenix) Mountain Visitor's Center.
I didn't even know this place existed.
It is beautiful.
The center is the beginning point for miles of desert hiking paths.
More than that it has display areas, classrooms, a gift shop, a library and so much more.
One of the displays on desert flora, fauna and friendly and not-so-friendly creatures.
A cool horny toad bench.
And a javalina statue for those who know to stay away from the real thing.
I wasn't dressed for even a short hike and I didn't have time to explore the center but I'm going to keep it in mind for a future visit. Especially when the grandson's come.
Saguaro cacti and a beautiful fall day in the desert.