When I drove home from California a couple of weeks ago I took a route through Joshua Tree and the Mojave Preserve. It was 8 hours of nothing but desert. To me the beach is nice in small increments, but the desert is endlessly enthralling. I never tire of how mysterious and nurturing and harsh it is all at once. This drive was bliss!
Joshua Tree! I will be back here to hike someday. Or to do yoga.
Um...I recommend this dark chocolate for your next road trip.
When I saw this road ahead of me I actually said out loud, "I'm driving into Middle Earth!"