March 2, 2015

Daytripping: Destination Joshua Tree - will we ever get there?

End of the trail.  Almost out of light.  Maybe now we’ll head to Joshua Tree?joshtree bound-1 joshtree bound-2 joshtree bound-3 joshtree bound-4 There.  Somewhere down that trail we’ll hit the road to Joshua Tree…joshtree bound-5 joshtree bound-6

So, the plan was to bbq dinner in Joshua Tree on free-entrance day.  But we got there too late to use the day-use firepits.  And all the campsites were already in use, reminiscent of this time we planned to camp overnight.  Our backup, spur-of-the-moment plan was to grab a hotel room and return in the morning.  But unlike that time, this time there was no room at any inn anywhere close to here.  :-(joshtree arrival joshtree bound-7 So we took our empty tummies, enjoyed the spectacular sunset, and buzzed our way thru the park …joshtree bound-8 joshtree sunset joshtree bound-9 Of course, we had to climb on a couple rocks.  But it was pretty dark.  For you photo geeks, I’m shooting fisheye-wide, 4000 iso and 1/5 or 1/6 second exposure, even borrowing a little glow from the car headlights.joshtree bound-10 joshtree bound-11 joshtree bound-12 joshtree bound-13 joshtree bound-14 So there’s our little daytrip.  Where we got sidetracked – delightfully – on the way to Joshua Tree, arrived too late, and ultimately, returned home without our bbq dinner.  We may try again this week; College Kid is home on break, and the desert calls…


Life with Kaishon said...

You have the best smile.

Eva Domkowski said...

These are so awesome!!! I especially love the color in the "borrowed light" shots at the end. Gorgeous!

What a fun time. I am so jealous!!!