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Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Desert: Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree 3

So a loooong time ago (end of January of this year), my friend, Melissa, and I surprised Chris and Mel's fiance, Joel, with a trip to Joshua Tree. They deserved it, just because they both turned 30 within a week of each other. I took a million awesome pictures, and then never shared them anywhere. Not on Facebook, not on the blog. Wow, Katie, way to let your memories go to waste. 

Joshua Tree 1

We rented an amazing Midcentury Modern homesteaders cabin in Joshua Tree (the city, not the actual park), and had a chill long weekend, driving around, showering outdoors in the desert, grilling meat and attempting to start a fire. The first night, we were really cold and inhaled a lot of smoke. But by the second night, we discovered quick-burn logs, and conquered that fire! 

Joshua Tree 2

One of the things I love best about California is the possibility for quick road trips over a weekend, and we will definitely return to Joshua Tree. The desert is calling! 

4 comments :

  1. Gorgeous photos! Looks like you guys had a great time! That was my favorite thing about living in California, too-- so many awesome day/weekend trips nearby!

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    1. Yup, I'm trying to take advantage of it, as much as possible!

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  2. How fun!! You do have lots of day trip destinations- and so varied. When we went to California I couldn't get over the way the landscape changed from desert to valleys to cold coastline. (I'm surrounded by swamp and suburbs). And the cabin is great!

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    1. Thanks! It's really miraculous for someone from the midwest or the south! So different!

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