Desert Delight

My hubby asked me if I wanted to go to Joshua Tree last weekend. Just a day trip ~ hit some back roads, a little hiking, lunch on the trail, happy hour watching the sun set on the desert. How could I turn down such an invitation? It was a holiday weekend and yet we saw NO ONE on the trails we were on...until happy hour when a group of off-roaders (at least a dozen vehicles) came whizzing by, kicking up dust and turning a perfectly perfect sunset into Beijing. Oh well ~ by then it was a half hour past sunset and we had finished our bottle of wine, so it was time to go anyway. Turns out the forced evacuation was perfect timing ~ driving through the park at twilight was the highlight for me.

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