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Leaving our friends we made our way to California. We drove thru the center of the Joshua Tree National Park. This immense preserve protects parts of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. The geological landscape of this park is varied and fascinating. From desert flats to Jumbo Rocks, and gardens of cholla cactus to the JoshuaTrees. There are numerous hikes and discoveries to be had and camping areas are available. Camping is very ...
... SHE'S FROM HALIFAX!'
By this time Kristi and Chuck were laughing, probably thinking 'okay, this is a Canadian set up - Tim and Gin are from Winnipeg, our picture taker is from Winnipeg, her friend's from Halifax, Yves is from B.C., Tim's parents are from B.C. - are there no other Americans around Palm Springs, USA?!
They must have wondered 'Are we on Candid camera?'
The picture in today's entry shows us ...
... and lots and lots of documents that you could pour through. But the fun part for us is that they had several flight simulators and you could sit and fly a small plane, or a DC3 which I actually landed safely on the ground, but not before taking a couple of signs out along the runway - hey it's been 15 years since I got my pilot's license, and it was for a much small plane than that! It was fun, but I have to say I was so tense you would think ...
... Bloch. She was warm and gracious and we had a delightful conversation almost fifty years since last seeing her or her girls. Burr Oaks was such an incredible place that the memories we shared still have a uniting affect.
The Bedells are wonderful hosts and we spent a delightful happy hour catching up on the missed years. That evening, I enjoyed the cousins stories of earlier times. We dined at Acqua Pazza, a favorite of our hosts and we enjoyed both the atmosphere and the ...
... leaving heaps of boulders scattered across the land. Areas of ocotillo patches and cholla cactus gardens, along with Joshua Trees make for stunning landscapes.
Natural springs formed oases that lured Natives such as the Mojave, Chemuhuevi and Cahuilla, and later ranchers to the area. Keys Ranch was one of the only successful homesteads and visitors can still see how life was back in the early 1900s. ...