We wanted to go away for the long weekend, but also needed to get a few things done and so compromised on a quickie overnight trip to the desert. Our day today in Joshua Tree was packed full of hiking, wildlife viewing, and fun. We dragged the kids on a 3 mile hike in the desert promising good animal sighting and somehow the kids managed to totally rock the hike and the animals came through! We saw at least 4 kinds of lizards, quail, hawks, ravens, AND bighorn sheep. Super cool.
I love this self shot of my boys. Porter was so excited with the new backpack water hydration thing.
We also stopped to see the dinosaurs on the way home. Turns out, they are terrifying at night time!