Arizona impressed me. There were things I've never seen before. Saguaro cactuses and a new neighborhood with homes in the low millions. Talk about a bargain.
The conference was located in a resort called 'The Boulders.' At about 300 bucks a night, we opted to stay off campus. I'm glad we did, I was able to see more of Phoenix. Besides, why should I stay at a golf resort when I don't know how to golf?
Phoenix impressed me with the amount of detail people put into landscaping. Everything, I mean everything was decorated, painted and groomed. Check out this shopping center:It was just a standard shopping center. Seriously, everything in Phoenix is decorated, even all of the overpasses were sculpted, each one unique with a custom design. In Kansas, we don't have anything like this. I thought it was rather impressive. But, when in the desert, what else are they going to look at?
We also took a chance to visit Arizona State University (Go Sundevils!). Campus, like everything else is rather pretty and sculpted. Their football stadium is almost as big as arrowhead.
One more photo of a cactus for the road.