OUR HONEYMOON AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

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After we got married, it took us about close to a year before we could get on our Honeymoon. While settling in our new home, we simultaneously planned our trip which we knew was going to be at the desert, and what better place than Joshua Tree National Park, which we’ve heard so much about.

On the first of May, Thomas landed in San Francisco from Manila, and I came from New York, visited some family and friends and took off after a few weeks. We drove from San Francisco to Joshua Tree for 9 hours with a few truck stops and a bunch of snacks. Everything is so suspenseful when going on a roadtrip, but once we hit the iconic windmills, and turn to twenty-nine palms, you will see the most beautiful scenic route filled with joshua trees, cacti, and other desert beings.

We stayed at the most amazing airbnb called Rockbound Oasis Retreat, the perfect desert house with its own pool and fireplace surrounded by the famous rock formations that surround the park. A variety of animals (wild rabbits, lizards, quail) roam the grounds freely as you will really feel in touch with nature and the desert. The property is very private and quiet, a sort of isolation that you will love to be in and will really help you relax, and the view of the stars at night is second to none.

A not-so short drive (about 2 hours) will take you into slab city, which we visited during our stay here. It’s a community of people, known more famously for Salvation Mountain, which was a project by a man named Leonard Knight, who discovered God and translated his love for God through his Art.

Here are some photos we took along the way.

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