We passed through Joshua Tree National Park two years ago, and I fell in love with it then. This time, I'm still in love with its stark beauty. The Doctor Suess-like Joshua Trees are still as bizarre as they were two years ago, and so are the dramatic rock formations. The Cholla Cactus are breath taking, as are the other cacti.
We are traveling well as a family. Despite being together every minute of the day and night in a little 25 foot RV and navigating this stupid sickness, we still like each other. We have our moments, of course. The other night, we were all hungry and tired, it was dark, and we couldn't find a RV park. We had driven hundreds of miles that day and were road weary. The kids were sick of being in the RV and bickered. Steve and I snapped at each other. But an hour later, with a home cooked dinner from our own pork that we brought along, glasses of Martinelli's apple cider, soft lights shining on our faces, we were okay again.