Our first week here has been amazing. On the first day we went on a beautiful hike just two minutes away from our house. Also, a cool thing about here is you see a lizard every day; it might just be on your back porch, on a trail, or maybe even in your shoe when you go to put it on.
We have seen lots of wildlife, anything from humming birds to baby tarantulas. One baby tarantula we thought was dead because it did not move for two hours until we tried to pick it up. On Friday, my dad, Joe and I went to check out the public library. It was massive and had an extensive collection. I got a book on the history of the machine gun, a funny book on the history of World War One and a real cruddy movie called American Bandits Frank and Jessie James.
It is unreal how beautiful it is here. It has the most green in any desert I have ever seen. Most of the clouds here look unreal like they have been painted onto the sky. The mountains are almost all red. We can see the full beauty right off our back porch.