March 17, 2015

Destination: Joshua Tree BBQ. Finally.

But first: Big Dude's GoPro compilation of our day hike, replete with rock climbing/jumping/throwing/& bowling. Some stick action, too. And selfies. Of course.  Oh, and Middle Dude danced a jig on a narrow ledge.  I kid you not.



Again, we arrive at twilight.  We drive past the Ocotillo Patch, where the plants are just on the cusp of blooming.joshtree bbq-1 occotillo blooming Full moon…
joshtree bbq-2 We drive past the Chollo Garden …joshtree bbq-3 joshtree bbq-4 joshtree bbq-5 joshtree bbq-6 Two of us do a token rock climb.  Three of us wait in the car.  Because, COLD, WINDY, Brrrr.joshtree bbq-7 Ok.  BBQ pit bound.  Campgrounds are again heavily populated, but not full this time.joshtree bbq-8 joshtree bbq-9 And we find a pit.  And we start a fire.joshtree bbq-10 joshtree bbq-11 joshtree bbq-12 And we attempt to bbq bacon, hot dogs, and shmores.  But honestly, it was too difficult to keep the fire rip-roaring long enough to do any serious amount of cooking.  Because, COLD (low 40s), breezy, wimpy wood, high-altitude.  So, the dogs were luke-cool and the bacon was barely crispy (and we won’t talk about how long it took to attempt crispy!), but the shmores were just fine.  And we brought that fire smell back with us in the car and hours later into our home.  And days of airing out and laundry loads later, the smoke smell was but a distant memory.joshtree bbq-13

4 comments:

Anita Johnson said...

I loved this place...broken record here...I love these photos!

Life with Kaishon said...

When it is 40 degrees in PA we wear bathing suits.
I love your family even though you are babies about cold. I am going to watch the video now. You know I love everything your husband compiles. : )

Life with Kaishon said...

The video was smashing. You guys are so much fun! I loved the jig. I love your family. You are so pretty, Skeller.

Tracy P. said...

OK, that was hilarious. (I know, no sympathy from tundra woman.) I love your stories. And that video--you are a lucky girl! Glad the precipice jig was no higher than it was. Big Dude has clearly been paying attention to your penchant for interesting angles.