Our car is frighteningly easy to break into

Joshua Tree Travel Blog

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After a relaxing morning, we were on the road again by about 3:00pm. We stopped for a few provisions and listened to the remainder of Deception Point as we drove on to Joshua Tree. It's another gorgeous drive as you pass windmill farms and head deeper and deeper into the desert. Knowing it would be blisteringly hot, we only planned a short stay in Joshua Tree before getting out of there and heading back to the cooler coast of California!

We found a great campground at Hidden Valley and played on the giant rocks that make the best playground for adults you've ever seen, before getting our tent set up and making dinner.

We got up early the next morning to do the Ryan Mountain trail, then the Queen Mine drive. We explored a bit more of the park and learned that the Joshua Tree actually isn't a tree.
Breaking into our car after locking both sets of keys inside


We headed to Jumbo Rocks to play again! As we walked away from the car, Janelle turns to me, "uh... do you have your keys?"

"No... why?"

She shifts her eyes back and forth. "I may have locked them in the car."

We turn around and look through the window... there are the keys, sitting on the drivers seat. Huh. We had no cell reception, and there were very few campers in the park at this time of year. All of our things were inside the car. This is going to be good. Ok, so we realized we had cracked the windows, so started looking around for a stick to try and reach down to unlock the doors. After about 30 seconds we were in. Sort of good... sort of bad. Never again, did we leave the windows cracked.

Next, we headed to the Cholla Cactus Garden, where deceivingly soft-looking teddy bears bear frighteningly sharp thorns. Don't pet these guys.

It was starting to get pretty hot so we left Joshua Tree and picked up some Arizona teas to cool off! That night we would stay in LA again before starting to make our way north through wine country and towards San Francisco.
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Breaking into our car after lockin…
Breaking into our car after locki…
Ryan Mountain
Ryan Mountain
Joshua tree sunset
Joshua tree sunset
Ryan Mountain
Ryan Mountain
Ryan Mountain
Ryan Mountain
Ryan Mountain
Ryan Mountain
Ryan Mountain
Ryan Mountain
Ryan Mountain
Ryan Mountain
Ryan Mountain
Ryan Mountain
Desert Queen Mine
Desert Queen Mine
Jumbo Rocks
Jumbo Rocks
Jumbo Rocks
Jumbo Rocks
Jumbo Rocks
Jumbo Rocks
Cholla Cactus Garden
Cholla Cactus Garden
Joshua Tree
photo by: jenn79