Westward Ho! Blowing into Joshua Tree National Park

Susi's sign on our RV

Susi’s sign on our RV

It has taken a while for Dave & I to learn that we don’t have to drive the speed limit in our RV. When we slow down to 55, we see more, never watch for cop cars, use a little less gas, and find our journey so much less stressful. It was a long day getting to Joshua Tree National Park – the last 2 hours through strong sand storms racing across the desert, especially at Palm Springs.

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

The next morning brought intense blue skies and just a little wind to keep from getting too hot. Ed Keesling, a local potter, gave me a great suggestion of where to paint in the park and mentioned that there was an art show at one of the Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Centers on Saturday. Unfortunately, by the time I finished a morning painting at the Wall Street loop and checked out some other cool spots in the park, I was pooped! As unusual and cool as the Joshua Trees look, I was most fascinated with the monzogranite rocks “scattered across the land like careless piles of toy blocks”.

Wall Street Trail

Wall Street Trail

Tomorrow we drive to the Pacific coast, so today might be our last with temperatures over 80 degrees for the next six months.

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