Joshua Tree


Joshua Tree California

A couple of weeks have already passed from our Joshua Tree getaway, but I’m just getting around to sorting through all the photos. It can be so bittersweet to look through all those vacation photos, ya know? Brian planned this weekend road trip for us, which was nothing short of perfect, and we took his car on our first out-of-state road trip with it.

I shared photos of our amazing digs for the weekend a couple of weeks ago, which was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. We also did a ton of sight seeing- from exploring nature to weird tourist spots. We visited a few of the High Desert Test Sites, had a sound bath at the Integratron (which was more of a hangover recovery to the sound of quartz bowls), and scoped out some vintage shops.

We drove through Joshua Tree National Park as part of our route home, making periodic stops for exploring. The park is the intersection of 2 deserts and it was interesting to see the landscape shift from high desert- with boulders and Joshua Trees, to low desert with the cholla and ocotillo that we are accustomed to in Arizona. And here I am almost falling into the San Andreas fault and rearranging some boulders…












California is definitely one of my favorite places, and as much as I think I would like to live there one day, living in a bordering state is the next best thing. In the last 9 months we have visited on 3 weekends and had totally different trips only a few hours away- the mountains, beach, and desert. Okay, I’m off before I start sounding like a California tourism commercial…

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9 Responses to Joshua Tree

  1. Crissy says:

    Ooh I need to visit!! That picture of you looks like you’re super close to the edge. So scary.

  2. Kristian says:

    This seems like such an interesting trip. AZ definitely seems to have some really interesting and kitschy roadside tourist stops. The park looks really cool too. Such almost alien looking landscapes in places.

  3. Ellie says:

    Love these pictures The one of you and Brian is just too cute :) I feel like I should appreciate my home state more now that I see it from your perspective haha.

  4. Marlen says:

    god is the desert gorgeous. i’ve only been to it once and it’s like a whole other world. and hahah LOVE the photo of you pushing the boulder. that was golden.

    xo marlen
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  5. gabby says:

    how gorgeous are these photos? i love california — it might be one of the most beautiful places in the world. :)


  6. Lynn says:

    you guys look like the raddest couple and you plan the best vacay’s EVER! i’m smitten with this place, always dreamed of going there but now even more so :) Fantastic photos, hope the next trip is sooner rather than later y’all!

  7. Wow! I love these photos! Fabulous view!!!!! I hope you’re doing well, dear! Would you like to advertise for each other? I’d love to have your ad on my blog!

    love, polly

  8. Miki says:

    Awe! I totally want to visit Joshua Tree now! One of David’s best friends has been telling us we should definitely go, but he didn’t sell it as well as you did ;P.

  9. i’m glad you said that, I also find it so beautiful to see the change from high desert to low desert but never knew if anyone but geography experts did too haha. and these photos are awesome you got of your trip!! such a romantic feel to them. glad you had a great time.

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