My wife and I recently made a trip to the Joshua Tree National Park to get a little rest and relaxation, and we definitely found it in the raw and empty spaces of the Mojave Desert. Most people probably relate Joshua Tree to the eponymous U2 album, but the area is filled with all sorts of interesting rock formations, creatures, and plants. More than anything, the desert is filled with a vast expanse, which I used to take for granted, but I now appreciate it for the beauty and openness that it possesses. I’ve found that it’s a great place to clear my mind, meditate, and find peace in the wide open spaces.
We took some pictures and included them in the following gallery — take a look at some of the curious things that live there: