Ryan and I picked up our rental "family truckster", a red Ford Explorer from Hertz, and after a couple painful loops around the terminal we found Gina, Kyle, and a big pile of luggage. We loaded up and were off to our first hotel- the airport Days Inn. Of course the kids immediately wanted to go swimming.
We cruised around the area near the airport and checked out the Papago Park area (a large hill made of some really strange sandstone like rocks with cave sized holes in them). We then headed back to the hotel so the kids could swim. Around dinner time we headed off to the Desert Botanical Garden.
Montezuma Castle consists of the remains of several indian dwellings built into the side of a cliff.