More California for us on our adventure!

Our next stop – Venice Beach, California to see some family and friends, which is always an awesome thing! We rented some bikes and checked out the strip from Venice Beach, which includes the infamous “muscle beach,” to the Santa Monica Pier. We definitely have to get back out to the Southern California area soon to explore some more as there’s so much to see and do.

JP and Tristan

The last CA stop for us was Joshua Tree National Park. Umm, ok, incredible! Let me say it again, incredible. Both of us were in awe of the landscape – cactus, huge bolders, desert. Plus, we got to see some wildlife, a couple of rabbits and lizards. And at night, WOW, never before have my eyes seen so many stars! It was absolutely beautiful. If one is in need of awe, Joshua Tree is definitely a great source. We camped at Jumbo Rocks, which was a basic campsite – meaning, it just had a fire pit and a picnic table. Despite the lack of amenities, the landscape made up for it enormously!!

I know our pictures won’t do Joshua Tree justice, but check ’em out on Flickr anyway.