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.
We got up at 7:15, had a quick breakfast, packed up, and headed off to the Grand Canyon. As soon as we left Phoenix it started to rain (I thought it never rained here!). Hopefully this is not an indicator of the weather we will have! *** It rained steadily for 90 minutes and 100 miles until we arrived at our first stop, Montezuma Castle, and then abruptly quit and the sky cleared to a deep blue with nice white cloud.