Haley and I went to Mexico for a long weekend shortly after my arrival back in the States. The cacti were magnificent and impressive. These aren't the kind that you see in west Texas surrounded by tumbleweeds but were beautiful and flowering.
I made it six days in America before I missed being surrounded by other languages and the grit that accompanies international travel so Haley and I braved the cheap service of Spirit Air (which was better service than about 90% of my airline encounters in Southeast Asia) and landed in Mexico the morning after we booked our tickets. We rented a car and split our time between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, with a side trip up the coast. The water was crystal clear and the scenery, desert-stunning.