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I wish I were going to say, “Joshua Trees and burrowing owls” but I’m going to have to go with SWAMP COOLERS AND HULA HOES. Two things I never think about until I’m here and hula hoe-ing the whole damn … Continue reading
A music video set in my old town sent by an old teaching pal (thanks Candace!) The lyrics are great: Cactus wren on a Joshua tree, fill up your cup with pints of glee. Fire up the band and the … Continue reading
Back from two outrageous nights of camping in Joshua Tree National Park. I say outrageous, because it was three moms and seven kids. It was a lot of work, but very very worth it. I got to Joshua Tree Sunday … Continue reading
The best place to sleep in the desert is outside. I went back to Joshua Tree this week as a visitor. Strange, how you can leave a place one day as a resident and come back as a visitor the … Continue reading
Don’t miss this sweet little 12-minute documentary movie Maya’s brother, Mattias, made during his visit to Joshua Tree. You get to see the homestead side of Joshua Tree – including Maya and Damian‘s abundant garden, the solar oven, and the … Continue reading
My fiance’s parents lead monthly the Sierra Club hikes in the area (during hiking season, which around here is Sept-April). Instead of passing down family recipes, Ann and Al will be passing down a GPS full of hikes, an accumulation … Continue reading
If you come to our wedding, be prepared for a little hike. and here’s one of the many I liked. All photos by Corrina.
One of the upsides of living in the desert is coming across these babies: gigantic tumbleweeds roaming the town ruthlessly leaning up against any post in their way.