Day in the desert

I recently took a trip to a magical desert oasis in Joshua Tree.
It was an event thrown by ‘SUP magazine and my experience cannot be put into words let alone narrowed down to one blog post.

I live in Los Angeles and I had never actually been camping and never had the desire to. Sleeping in a tent, freezing temperatures at night, and not having a bathroom does not sound fun to me so it never even crossed my mind. Well, thankfully my boyfriend does not share these same thoughts so off into the desert he went and I (reluctantly) followed. The first night I was being a major grump, which I still regret. Something that I struggle with daily is being able to move on from something that pisses me off and just have a good time. I can’t even remember what is was that made me mad but guaranteed it was not a big deal.
ANYWAY the next morning I awoke refreshed and ready to experience a day in the desert! ¬†We ate, drank, listened to live music, and just experienced nature in a way that I never had before. I had conversations with people that I’d never met and danced to music that I’d never heard and every second of it was perfect.

I am SO glad that I didn’t let something as small as being cold or not having a bathroom keep me from this beautiful experience.

Thank you ‘SUP magazine for putting on a perfect event. I’m counting down the days until DITD4.

*Before I embarked on the this trip I planned to take a ton of pictures but quickly realized that battery life in the desert goes fast and when you’re having the time of your life charging electronics is the last thing on your mind*

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IMG_0330 Chase, Greg, and Ron getting some shade

 

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cute little tent (not ours)

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boulder gardens

this solar charger was pretty cool

this solar charger was pretty cool

Chase getting a sound bath

Chase getting a sound bath

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Chases desert feet

Chase being one with nature (peeing)

Chase being one with nature (peeing)

Taking a shot of whiskey in the desert feeling real cowboy-ish

Taking a shot of whiskey in the desert feeling real cowboy-ish

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we went into town for lunch and did some great people watching at Pappy & Harriets

we went into town for lunch and did some great people watching at Pappy & Harriets

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cute little souvenir store

cute little souvenir store

Goodnight Joshua Tree.

Goodnight Joshua Tree.

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