We drove through Joshua Tree National Park on our way from L.A. to the Grand Canyon. We stayed the night in a hotel outside of Palm Springs & first thing in the morning we drove through Joshua Tree National Park. Farmer John said this was his favorite park from this trip. It was a completely different ecosystem than where we live – which is why I’m so glad we were able to do this road trip. The kids (and me too) loved seeing a real desert. This National Park sits in both the Mojave & Sonoran Deserts.
Joshua Trees – which aren’t really trees at all. They are a yucca.
At each destination we visited I told the kids to keep their eye out for a particular plant or animal specific to that area. At Joshua Tree it was the road runner. I was just as excited as they were when we found one. And even more excited when we saw a couple of them actually run across the road.
DRIVING THROUGH THE PARK
SAN ANDREAS FAULT & PALM SPRINGS
In the middle of this photo are the San Andreas Fault & the city of Palm Springs.
Once again, we visited a National Park that didn’t disappoint. The three hours we spent here were not near long enough to see everything. But what we did see was fabulous.