I was in the desert for the first time in my life yesterday. The Valley of Fire, to be more specific. While I sweated my lady-parts-equivalent-to-balls off, I have to admit, it was quite an adventure.
Here is me getting ready to touch a cactus. First I had to make sure I wasn't stepping on any scorpions or snakes.
And finally, the proud moment. My very first cactus touching experience. You can tell how excited I was by the look on my face. Sheer exciting excited excitement.