Today jake and I discovered something here in the desert that we truly enjoy. Joshua Tree National Park. This humongous park is literally in our back yard. I wasn't sure how I would feel about it because it is so darn hot out here but after some talk we decided that we would give it a try this weekend. I think that I have become some what accustom to the heat, for sure enough to enjoy a day outside as long as I kept hydrated.
So, we woke up, got ready at our leisure, packed our lunches and then headed to the park. We talked about it and decided to invest in a year long pass since a one day pass was $15 and a year long pass was only $30. (I was certain we would use it at least twice in the next year but now I'm certain I'll be using it at least twice a month over the next year.) We got a map and just started to explore.
We climbed around there for a while as well but because it was about 103 we decided to move on to our last stop....Barker damn - it was used during the mining days and we had heard that there had been quite a few reports of people seeing big horned sheep. Lucky for us, we did!! Jake was sort of scared at first because they really were not that far away and 3 of them had gigantic horns and looked more like rams then sheep. I say there were 3 because they kept fighting and knocking heads trying to become the "king of the mountain"... literally. Every time the knocked heads it sounded like a gun shot! It was so exciting though!
I am so glad that I was able to find something that I really enjoy out here in the middle of no where and I am even more happy that it is something jake and I can do together. Thank you God for the blessing I have and those I have yet to discover.