Visiting Joshua Tree National Park has been one of my greatest desires since I first heard about it. Something had always prevented us from going. Finally the stars aligned and we made it.
Let me tell you that photos do not do it justice. Though I was enamored by what I saw, when I was actually standing among the Joshua trees, flora and fauna it was so much more majestic.
The only thing that would have made it more spectacular is if we had waited a few weeks for the desert to bloom. That would have been the icing on the cake.
The park is just a few hours from Vegas, so it’s technically a day trip, though we stayed overnight. Our driver didn’t want to be exhausted on the return trip. (I don’t blame her.) Frankly my hiatal hernia has been acting up causing reflux and pain, so rest was good. On the bright side my back was much better. Physical therapy has been working.
One thing was strange about this trip was trying to find an open restroom. California isn’t open for eating in dining, though fast food places are open~you order on the app and you can go into pick up. The restrooms are closed. Even some gas stations restrooms are closed. It made things quite interesting. Fortunately, we survived without any accidents! 😂 It was close for me though, the dangers of taking 400mg of magnesium for migraines is real. (If no one has informed you that supplement gives you the runs.)
I enjoyed my trip immensely. I think we all needed to get away. I haven’t been feeling well and as a result have been getting grumpy, throw in my anxiety about Covid and I am sure living with me is a nightmare. Ralph has been working part time, going to church and visiting his parents, so he gets out of the house. I have too much anxiety to attend church and haven’t wanted to accidentally give Ralph’s parents covid, so I stay home. My circle is small, Colleen, who drove this trip, is part of it. She has been overworking and needed to get away. I am glad she went because she got to see how amazing Joshua Tree National Park is. She hadn’t found the pictures so enthralling as I had.
Love, Peace and Light! Rita