Spent an excellent weekend at Joshua Tree National Park, despite our camper being partially incapacitated. (The electrical system was kaput.) Still, we made due and had an excellent time with our friends. The weather was superb. Highlights include: coyote sighting, full Milky Way viewing one night, Barker Dam, Hollywood-ized petroglyphs, Skull Rock, Arch Rock, Keys View, and Wall Street Mill.
Blogging to you live(ish) from Ocotillo Wells. I write in praise of my Coleman brand, cabin style tent – The Taj Majal (called so as it is a excessively oversized testimate to my love for my wife). Over the five years we’ve been using this tent it has stood up to the elements. It has shunned the rain, blocked the sun, withstood the snow… And last night it stood up to a fierce, nasty wind storm. Granted, it was not a quiet night, and we and all our gear are now covered in a layer of desert sand. But she stood mightely and she stood bravely.