Pacific Coast Highway, California
After landing in Los Angeles, first stop was up the coast on the way to San Francisco. The drive along the Pacific Coast Highway was superb, even though we encountered heavy fog at night (that made it even more interesting in a hang-on-to-something way).
South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park
Along the trail, we get to get up close with the cliff faces. In addition to the fascinating strata exposed on the rock faces, you can find trees growing in places where you didn't think there was a place to root.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Back in Vegas, more exploration of the elaborate establishments of the Strip. Here, inside the Bellagio, there's a garden filled with gigantic versions of things you may find in a garden. They're made up of plants and what not, arranged pretty creatively.