Written By Renee Aldrich
Over Thanksgiving week, we had a great vacation and road trip, Dan shared the first part of our road trip last week. Today, I am going to share one of my favorite parts, from the many wonderful and memorable experiences we had. We will likely post more stories from our Thanksgiving road trip in the weeks to come.
When we drove from Las Vegas, NV to San Diego, CA, we decided to drive through Joshua Tree National Park. Neither of us had been there before and, even though we were only driving through, we were extremely excited to see it's sights.
In the park, we of course saw many Joshua Trees, which I absolutely love, but the way we drove through, we also got to experience the Cholla Garden and the Ocotillo Patch. Both were absolutely awesome and gorgeous. Especially the Cholla Garden, which we were lucky enough to catch at sunset. The setting sun created an amazing glow through the needles of the cholla, producing a wonderful glow show. The ocotillos are awesome! They are giant plants with long spindly stems that shoot up toward the sky. I want to come back and see them when they are blooming, they have many lovely red blooms.
We drove through Joshua Tree quickly and didn’t get to see as much as we would have liked. We're hoping to make it back soon to explore and experience more of what the park has to offer.
Check out the slideshow below for more pictures of the Cholla Garden and the Ocotillos:
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