Friday, 5 June 2009

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park, originally uploaded by rob-gizzy.

Yesterday we went to Joshua Tree National Park (the trees were given the name by the Mormons due to the fact that they were pointing West, which was where they were headed). We went on a strenous 2-mile hike (around 2.5 hours) in the blazing heat (again, I ask you, we call this vacation???), but it was quite an impressive, massive park in the desert. Considering the grueling day we had, we deserved some cocktails (frozen Margarita's) at La Casuelas Terraza and decided to have dinner there since a really great band was playing.
Today, we went to the Aerial Tramway and rode up the tramway and hike the Mount San Jacinto and had some amazing views. It was a lot cooler up there (40 degrees F cooler) but excellent hiking conditions. When we got back to the hotel we were greeted by wonderful sunshine and were lured to the hotel pool to enjoy the sun!

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