Joshua Tree Weekend…

I’ve had a lot going on and so much to get ready for that I haven’t had much time to sit and take a picture or write, but it’s time to get back. My Joshua Tree weekend helped me get back.

A couple months ago, Tyson and I went to a destination wedding at Joshua Tree National Park. I hadn’t been to Joshua Tree as of yet.

I don’t know how or why I hadn’t been to Joshua Tree yet because I have driven by the exit many of times on the way to Palm Springs, Borrego Springs and Indian Wells, but i finally made it to this amazing place. Joshua Tree is pure relaxation and God knows that Tyson and I needed some R&R together away from our daily grind. We’ve been grinding hard!

So in the middle of our crazy schedule, Tyson and I took a much needed road trip from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park for TK’s clients wedding.  In typical Kilmer fashion the wedding snuck up on us. I had RSVP’d some months back, but you know how it gets when you’re extremely busy. Yikes! We both forgot the date because we’ve been so crazy with all our projects.  Tyson was actually in Toronto during the week working with another client when Mike (groom) called to ask where we were staying? Holy shit, I forgot to book an Airbnb, but luck was on our side and we found the most amazing charming bungalow right by the wedding party’s motel and location for the reception.

Modern Jewel in the Desert

The weekend turned out to be a much needed parents only get away. We partied hard, danced all night and caught up on some much needed sleep/recovery from too much drinking,  just what a hard working couple needs to do to blow off steam.


The wedding took place inside the park, very unique but super cool. We were all bused into the park for the wedding ceremony . The drive gave us a chance to view how magical Joshua Tree park is.  There were these amazing rock formations and natural wonders of nature that were breath taking and very spiritual.

Then after the ceremony we were all bused back to the boutique motel. Mojave Sands Motel, which only has five rooms, is perfect for a small wedding and reception. It had a rustic vibe but in lovely dessert style!

From our AirBnB, we were able to walk down to the main street and had a very yummy breakfast at this charming dive restaurant Crossroads Cafe.

Just the basic fried eggs, bacon and toast chased all down with this Cactus Flower Cocktail with cranberry orange juice and champagne.  Yeah, I’m ripping this cocktail for a party here at my home, not my greatest picture but very tasty for a post hangover cocktail.

After two glorious days in the dessert, Tyson and I hit the road early Sunday afternoon to make it back to LA before the heavy traffic hit. We really enjoyed our few days lost in the dessert community.  We had the most incredible weekend in Joshua Tree National Park and plan on returning soon.

Have you been to Joshua Tree National Park? And if you have, let me know what you loved most about this relaxing environment?

Ali in the Valley

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