What do you do between water volleyball games 2,800 feet up in the high desert? You get in a car with your buddies and head 2,500 feet down to the low desert town of Ocotillo (pop. 296) for the second annual Ocotillo Cactus Festival, that's what. iPhone photo time...
It says on the label that this stuff will keep bunnies away from your cactus.
Skyscape, other side of the road.
Desertscape. Distant left is an ocotillo plant.
Desert wildflowers. In another week or so, sections of the desert will be carpeted with wildflowers.
The ultimate burrito. It doesn't get any better than this.