Hi, how was your week? Did your weekend get off to a great start?
We made a daytrip to California today, to Mojave National Preserve. Maybe you remember my posts from December about this fabulous 1.6 million acres preserve? I suggest we have our coffee right here today. It’s one of those beautiful, sunny and 75 degrees California days. Perfect, just like a country song.
Are you feeling adventurous? My two girls sure felt very adventurous today. There was no end on the exploring. There’s so much to see!
Those are huge lava rocks. Our goal with today’s adventure was to explore some lava tubes.
I’ve spent time in Mojave National Preserve before (it’s actually quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to-spots,) but it was the first time for my daughter. She was thrilled.
There’s lots of Yucca’s growing in the middle of the rocks. It looks like something from another planet.
Life in the desert fascinates me.
Did you notice the beautiful wild flowers at our feet? I don’t know what kind it is? Do you know what kind it is? I need to read up on some desert flora and fauna!
Are you up for an adventure?
The stairs down to the lava tubes are kind of steep, but well worth the effort. Watch your step!
A big adventure! I love doing this sort of things. ..and yes Gretchen came with us down to the cave, I knew you were wondering about that.
Inside the lava tube.
Do you need a refill on your coffee? Or maybe an extra flashlight? (There’s extra flashlights in the little pocket, on the outside of my backpack.)
It always takes some time for my eyes to adjust to the darkness of a cave. I did not go as deep inside as my daughter did, but it was still spectacular.
I hope you enjoyed our coffee in the desert. I sure enjoyed your company. I can’t wait to hear about your week! Please tell me about the things that made you wake up with a smile this week 🙂