Joshua Tree National Park

On our road trip from Albuquerque, NM to Bakersfield, CA, our last stop along the way was an overnighter at Joshua Tree.  After a long drive through the desert of Arizona, we arrived in the small town and settled into our rooms; we only had a few hours the next day to drive through the park and get a taste of what it had to offer before we had move along to Bakersfield.  Here are a few of the photos from the area, although I hated that we only had time in the park during the daytime with harsh sunlight.

The desert was alluring and I wished to pitch a tent all alone in the park for at least a week to soak up its wisdom, but I put that wish in my back pocket for another time, and took the opportunity for what it was - a taste of the unique landscape with my parents and young son along to enjoy it.