A few snaps of a quick trip with friends to Joshua Tree from a few days ago. Such a unique place, that town. Beautiful trees aside, it amazes me how it's managed to stay slow and sleepy despite being world famous. Even the small towns around it seem tame out of respect for it. If you're looking for a chain store or a restaurant, you're not going to find it there. If you're looking for some dusty thrift shops (with lots of great finds), health-conscious food, and lots of dreamcatchers and energy healers, you got it.
There is even place purported to have connections to extra-terrestrials, called the Integratron, which was very interesting and refreshing, I do admit. It's a must visit if you're so inclined.
As always, I turn to the desert for warmth, escape and expansion and it never disappoints. The kids were able to roam and explore the desert deeply and the adults were able to take a deep breath and just pause.