We drove to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ this morning. E kept telling me what it was and when we would go, but I had filed it under “Things E likes to do that I’m not that interested in, but do to keep him happy (other examples include missile silos and art museums),” so I still had no clue what it was about until we got there. Taliesin West was FLW’s winter home and it now serves as a school for architecture (there’s another Taliesin in Wisconsin, which is where FLW is originally from). We took a tour of the grounds, which was very informative and had a good balance of history and art. I enjoyed the tour (wished I had thought to wear sunscreen!), but my favorite part was actually the Heloise Crista sculpture garden. Cost: $36/person ($32 with my student discount). Time: 1.5h.
From Taliesin, E drove us the rest of the way to Peach Springs, AZ while I slept almost the entire way. At some point, the AC stopped working, but thankfully it’s not too hot yet and we were headed North. We checked into the only hotel in Peach Springs and rested up for our big hike the next day.