I started the year off wanting to do things that were out of my box...that got me taking chances and enjoying life. About a month ago I was able to visit Joshua Tree National Park in Joshua Tree, CA. I've never been to a national park so this was a great first. It was such a beautiful experience. My friend and I attempted to drive it all the way through to 29 Palms but after the non scenery, we decided to turn around. The great thing about visiting this park is that when you purchased a pass, it was good for a few more visits. It wasn't overcrowded and the fellow visitors seemed to be polite and on an adventure just like me. If you're ever in the area, make plans to stop and take in the beauty of it all.