Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Where The Streets Have No Name

Second Stop: Joshua Tree

The next morning we were up and at ‘em* with the sun, and zipped over to Joshua Tree National Park. Not only did we arrive in the nick of time for the height of the wild flower season, but we also spotted a desert jackrabbit as we pulled into the park, darting into the brush. Win!

The desert was gorgeous this time of year, with views clear to the Salton Sea and Mexico. Colorful rock formations (see above pic), cholla cacti, and of course the famous Yucca brevifolia, better known by its common name (for you bourgeoisie commoners), The Joshua Tree (pic top of page). All of it was really, really pretty…in a succulent sorta way.

*I feel compelled to admit…again…that I used to think that phrase was “up and Adam” before my mom and sister pointed out yet again the horror show that is my spelling.

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