The desert is an ocean who asked God to roll back the heavy lid so she could stare straight into the heavens. Its still teeming with life, fish who swim on two legs and two feet, chasms where creatures see only with their tongues, reefs of rosa woodsii, ruellia, and rosemary.
It was a gloriously golden day to drag sleeping beauty, ahem, arica, out of bed to do a bit of exploration of the Sonora. It is such an inspiring place to visit. Ender did alright. He is lucky Aunt Arica was still doped up on sleep and that I was too lazy to man handle is rascally behavior. I think the sun finally beat that boy into submission, though. After refusing to sit in his luxury wagon, the blazing trail finally "convinced" him that a free ride wasn't so bad after all. I personally believe it was the splinter he got in his heel the first 10 mins of our hike that caused cantankerousness. Note to the airhead mama: close toed shoes. I also found splinters in my bottom for the next week. How in the world?!!! All in all, Ender and Arica make for breezy and quirky companions. I highly recommend them both.