Growing up, I spent a part of nearly every summer in Colorado, bouncing around from Boulder, to Denver, to Estes Park and Fort Collins, visiting my older sisters, spending dawn to dusk outside with dirty knees and a growing wonder of the great outdoors. It was a special place for me, filled with magic and possibility.
There are certain times during the summer here in Joshua Tree where I get that same feeling, mixed with a tinge of nostalgia. There really is nothing like a landscape that seems to go on forever, a warm breeze, and a kind of solitude that turns the local vegetation into your closest confidants.
With a special thanks to our fabulous air conditioning, I'm so excited to really settle into summer here, heat and all. And at 101 degrees, that's exactly what we're doing.