Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Joshua Tree

During the long Easter weekend we decided to go camping. Any long weekend we get, we don't want to waste it. So, we headed to Joshua Tree, which is about 2 hours from us. We went with some friends from work and school, Brian and Kelly. When we got there (around 4pm on Thursday), we found out that every campsite was full!! The Ranger informed us that they had overflow campsites that we could use that were right outside of the park. By the time we got to the end of Joshua Tree (where the overflow camping was) it was late, so we were searching in the dark. We ended up finding a dirt road that had a few open dirt spots with a rock-made fire pit. They were pretty bare, but they were free. So, we set up camp in the dark and started making dinner. The next day we went hiking and found the Palm Springs Oasis. We headed back home on Saturday, to get ready for church on Sunday. It was a very full weekend, but it was fun. We had a great time and are looking forward to camping some more in California.

This is what a Joshua Tree looks like

Our very desolate campsite

At Palm Springs Oasis

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Few Updates

Its been a few weeks since I posted anything, so I wanted to catch you up on a few things. Harrison and I went with Patrick and Lindsey for a drive down Sunset Blvd. This was our March adventure and the book (1,000 Places to See Before You Die) told us what we were looking at and where we were as we drove from one end to the other. We were in the car most of the time, but once we made it to the coast we got out, stretched our legs and took some pictures. Our next adventure was to go to "The Getty." This is a really nice Museum that sits up on a hill in L.A. We enjoyed it, but it was definitely more than we bargained for. We got to the Getty and had to wait in line to get into the parking deck. Once we paid the parking fee and got in the deck, we waited in another line. Then we parked and started walking, then we realized that we had to wait in line to catch the tram that takes you up to the Getty. There were quite a few lines. It was really nice though...once we finally got up there. For April, we finally made it to the beach!! We have been waiting on beach weather for a month now and we finally had a great weekend. We didn't stay very long, which probably helped us not get burned, but we are hoping to go the beach a lot more on the weekends. That's it for now. I will catch you up on a few other things very soon.