On Liz and Alex's last full day in Southern California we filled up water bottles with cold water, packed a picnic lunch and drove West on the I-10 to the desert. As we approached the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park we turned on U2's Joshua Tree album and admired the many funky trees that were beginning to crop up.
As we hiked through this awesome desert ecosystem we decided we needed to pick our favorite trees and pose beside them.
Did you know that these trees can live to be thousands of years old and can grow as tall as 49 feet?!
There were lots of cool large rocks balanced precipitously on top of other boulders. We were sure not to get too close in case one got loose and tried to crush anyone.
|Rock piles at Joshua Tree National Park|
|Mary chooses a funky favorite tree|
|Dan channels the energy of this tree|
|Liz raising the roof|
|Alex and his spirit tree|
|Liz at the Ryan Homestead|