Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms

After exploring the Salton Sea, Bombay Beach, Slab City, and Pioneertown, we made our way to Twentynine Palms. We had to follow a few dirt roads with spotty GPS to get there, but we made it to our rental house – a rustic 1950s-style cabin in the middle of the desert. We settled in for our first night, fired up the BBQ, and watched the stars from the hot tub in the backyard.

The next morning, we set out for a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Two deserts, the Mojave and Colorado, come together in the park, and create a very unique setting. We didn’t see much wildlife, aside from a few hawks and vultures, but the landscape was beautiful – full of Joshua Trees (go figure) and vast rock formations. We made our way through the park, stopping often to hike and explore.

We spent the next couple days relaxing at the house. We drank coffee on the porch in the morning and watched the stars around the fire at night. We found some time between to explore some of the abandoned structures scattered across the desert.

This was my first real trip to the desert (aside from Vegas) and I couldn’t have imagined a better week. After the wedding, spending time with Alanna to relax and recharge was amazing – and I look forward to our next adventure together.

tl;dr: honeymoon + desert = 👍

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