After a couple days of accumulating miles and signs we decided to take a detour from our normal southbound route and headed for Joshua Tree.
The desert is a pretty special place. I’m not sure if it’s because the sky is so big or that the land looks so alien, but the city-ness of things definitely falls away. For as far as you can see there is nothing but monzogranite rock formations, crazy cacti and the hardest working plants I’ve ever seen. Maybe that’s what I like about it. It seems rough out there—day or night. Those are some scrappy plants and animals. I admire their tenacity.
“I’m gonna live goddamnit!”