Hubby and I headed out yesterday morning to the eastern entrance of Joshua Tree national park which is off Interstate 10, about 15 miles east of Indio. It was a beautiful day, with high clouds. There is a lot of BLM land outside the park, and I stopped there to take a short walk. It's always refreshing for me to go out into the desert and listen to the sounds of the birds and look at the animal tracks. I didn't see much here, but just getting out, into the fresh air, was amazing! If you do go out into the desert, make sure you take water, a hat, and sturdy hiking boots. I always wear my WalMart $32 steel-toed work boots when I go out into the desert or go up into our mountains. They are comfortable for me and I know I can pretty much go anywhere with them! And, DUH...I didn't bring a hat with me yesterday and the sun was beating down on my skin (I HAVE to be careful, being a survivor of melanoma!)...believe me, I'm putting an extra hat in the car this morning! More on this trip this week.