Holly and I left Thursday to spend a couple days in the desert with some friends. Stayed at a cheap little hotel in the Palm Springs area. It was about 104 degrees by lunchtime, but it was suprisingly mild in the shade.
Talk of life, living in the way of Jesus, art, music, family, etc. Good stuff.
Saturday morning, Holly and I headed just north to Joshua Tree National Monument for some hiking and driving around. Beautiful enchanted place. Not as hot as it was last year when Jasen and Travers and I tried the "Desert Retreat"... in fact, it bearly hit 90 in the monument. I guess 4000 feet makes all the difference.
Anyway, some pictures I thought you might enjoy. Here's a sampling from the gallery...