I’ve lived within 130 miles of Joshua Tree National Park for the better part of my life, yet I had never been there until recently.
Jeff and I took the kids for a long weekend in Palm Springs with detour to Joshua Tree National Park. We thought that the drive through the desert would be fun for the kids…..they could look for lizards and birds and rattlesnakes and identify the local flora and fauna.
I was totally impressed with what I saw in Joshua Tree, which is within the Mohave Desert for those of you trying to pin down the location. The sheer amount of Joshua trees is pretty astounding and the rock formations are spectacular. It really is amazing to be so close to a metropolitan area (Los Angeles) and yet feel so far removed at the same time.
However, it pains me to tell you that my kids were NOT impressed.
Hearing, “When are we going home?” about 100 times really kind of ticked me off.
I’m just saying……
I don’t know why my kids don’t like exactly what I do. It’s perplexing, really. 🙂
Anyway. Lesson learned for all of us.
We don’t have to like everything we do, but we can still be nice about it.
I even have an essay due from a nay-sayer that will expound upon that very concept.