When you drive through southeast Mesa the beige stucco homes with terra cotta tile roofs are attractive. The hot pink bougainvillea blooms cascading over the stucco walls provide a cool oasis in the hot sun. There are many King and Queen palm trees that although not native to the area are beautiful to see. Their fringes of palm fronds drape in the warmth providing dappled shade on the hottest day. This neighborhood at first seems very dry and hot as it bakes under the sun however if you look closely there is beauty here.
The prolific white and pink oleander shrubs are covered with blossoms. And the yellow brittle bush are mounds of yellow daisies flourishing in the heat. As you pass by you see saguaro cactus hundreds of years old with open arms reaching to the sky. The fuzzy barrel cactus sit upon gravel beds that many people use in place of green lawns.
There are many activities here and nearby. The Barret- Jackson Auto Auction is one of them. People come from all over America to go to it.
The Fiesta Bowl is also popular. As are many other sports events depending on what you are fond of. There are wonderful places to swim such as Big Surf and there is even a gondola ride at the edge of Scottsdale and Mesa.
There is a new Butterfly Wonderland Pavilion to visit. It has many things such as a honey bee hive and thousands of butterflies to see.
There are many spas and resorts to visit if that iw what you enjoy. The Massage Envy spa and the Wellness Therapy Clinic has many treatments and massages to please everyone.
If you like you can take a hot air balloon ride over the desert and see Mesa from the air. Its an exciting experience not to be missed. Afterwards they provide snacks and drinks for you and a friend.
Mesa, also has Native festivals with Indian fry bread and dancing to drums. There are costumes and many turquoise and silver items that add color to the visit.