It was a perfect day in the low 70's. We went to the Desert Botanical Gardens. It was fantastic. I never saw so many beautiful cacti and they were huge. After a nice tour there we went to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. There we went on an hour long hike among the saguaro cacti and the creasote bushes. The only wild life we saw were some cottontails, woodpeckers and quail. The park had lots of people there with their dogs and everyone was quite friendly. The giant tumbleweed is really a sculpture made by a famous artist out of living bushes.