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One of the many signature elements at Jacy & Dakota's is our two beautiful saguaro cacti which tower over our patio. Here is their tale: 

Deep in the Sonoran Desert just outside Tucson, standing about 60 feet apart, lived two Saguaro cacti. Over the years, the cacti laughed at the clumsy coyotes, shared stories of staving off cactus wren from pecking holes in their trunk, and admired each other beautiful May and June flower blooms. Together they survived the driest of heats, the wettest monsoon seasons, and the scariest lightning storms. Through it all, the cacti grew so did their friendship. 

At the beginning of each day, as the sun rose from the eastern horizon, the shorter cacti would shout out, "Good Morning…Going to be a beautiful day, don't you think?" And each morning the taller cacti would yell out with the reply, "Why yes, I think it's going to be beautiful today my friend."

To celebrate the deep-rooted friendship of these cacti, we carefully moved the 75-year-old cacti to our restaurant patio, where they are now only 12 feet apart, allowing their friendship to grow even closer. With most saguaro cacti living 150 years, they have yet another 75 years for their friendship to blossom.  

Now you can hear them whisper the words that formed a life-long friendship. "Good morning… going to be beautiful today, don't you think?".

And that is the story of Jacy and Dakota, whose names translate to Beautiful -Jacy and Friend -Dakota. We hope you enjoy the natural beauty and elegance of these adored native AZ cacti and that amidst their company and good food and drink, you can celebrate, cherish and foster your beautiful friendships.