It was SO nice to get away last week to not only relax and get rested but to experience an entirely different beauty than what we're used to. About 40 minutes outside of Palm Springs, CA, we found ourselves at the national park - called Joshua Tree. In raw land, dry and dusty. A.k.a. the desert!
Matt did some rock climbing, but that was halted quickly as he saw a snake a little too close for comfort. We traipsed with the boys in the sand looking at almost every plant (because they were so different to what we were used to). Judah learned what an echo was after him and his papa climbed way up high on the rocks. Hunter refused to nap because of all the new sights he was taking in (I'm sure!). We all watched the sun quickly go down behind the mountains...which was absolutely breathtaking.
While we were there, we were already talking about how cool it would be to camp and explore the area. This makes me pretty sure that we'll be back!
pic pix: our desert adventure, Joshua Tree National Park, CA, Feb.2014