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California Sisters Trip: Joshua Tree

October 18, 2016

Sisters Fashion Shoot in Joshua Tree | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky

We spent a magical two days in the Mojave desert as part of our Southern California sisters trip. I don’t know what exactly it is about the desert, but I just get giddy thinking about it. It’s probably a combination of constant sunshine, mountains, cool desert plants (like the amazing and completely unique Joshua trees), and this feeling of not having to do anything, or be anywhere.

Mojave Desert sunset, California - Joshua trees | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky

We arrived in Joshua Tree just as the sun was setting and were so excited that we basically ran through the desert fields cheering and dancing and laughing. The colours were just spectacular (photos don’t do it justice).

Mojave Desert at night, Joshua tree in California | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Joshua tree in Mojave Desert at night, California | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky

Quite literally “tree hugging” (and sexy Lisa posing).

Joshua Tree, California Airbnb - Havalina | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Joshua Tree, California Airbnb - Havalina | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky

The perfect little breakfast spot.

Joshua Tree, California Airbnb - Havalina | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Joshua Tree, California Airbnb - Havalina | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky

We stayed at an amazing little house in the middle of the desert just outside of Joshua Tree that we found on AirBnB. Aside from the wifi (which was dreadfully slow when all three of us were connected), everything was perfect – from the most comfortable (and beautiful) beds to the best little outdoor seating areas. Highly recommend this beautiful house to anyone planning a visit.

Joshua Tree National Park | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Joshua Tree National Park Hidden Valley Trail | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Joshua Tree National Park Hidden Valley Trail | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Joshua Tree National Park Hidden Valley Trail | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Cactus close-up in Joshua Tree National Park - Hidden Valley Trail | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Joshua Tree National Park Hidden Valley Trail | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky

We drove into Joshua Tree National Park our second day and hiked the popular Hidden Valley Trail, which lets you experience the best that the park has to offer in an easy 1-mile loop.

Joshua Tree National Park Jumbo Rocks | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Joshua Tree National Park Jumbo Rocks | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Joshua Tree National Park Jumbo Rocks | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky

Our next stop was to the jumbo rocks where we scaled to the top (well me almost to the top because apparently I’ve lost my thrill-seeking ways since becoming a mom).

Joshua Tree National Park Jumbo Rocks | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Joshua Tree National Park Jumbo Rocks | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky

Can you see our shadows?

Cactus closeup in Joshua Tree -  National Park Hidden Valley Trail | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Joshua Tree National Park | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Joshua Tree Pie for the People pizza shop | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky

A quick stop for cold brew at Joshua Tree Coffee Company and the most delicious pizza I’ve ever had at Pie for the People.

Sisters Fashion Shoot in Joshua Tree, Mojave Desert | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Sisters Fashion Shoot in Joshua Tree, Mojave Desert | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
Sisters Fashion Shoot in Joshua Tree, Mojave Desert | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky

A little impromptu sisters shoot in the desert wearing Lisa’s clothes and a hat I found at the house. Can you tell who is the fashion blogger? (Hint: most definitely not me lol.)

Movaje desert, California highway | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
California Mojave desert windmills + Cabazon dinosaurs | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky
In-n-out burger | Sisters Trip to California | Happy Grey Lucky

Windmills, Cabazon, and In-n-out burger are all California desert road trip essentials.

For the first half of our trip photos, check out my post here.

[ Most photos taken with with a Sony a6300 and 20mm f/2.8 lens. Sisters shoot taken by Lisa from just-another.me with a Sony a7R and 35mm f/1.4 lens. A few Joshua Tree park photos taken by Lisa with a Sony rx100 IV. ]

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