July in AZ gets hot. Bons has been here before (a few times actually) so he’s felt the heat. This was the first time Chrissie made it out, and mother nature didn’t hold back. Started the trip in Phoenix, exploring Old Town Scottsdale, #dtphx, and eating and drinking our way in between.
The focus was camping. The original plan was to drive through Flag to Zion, but monsoons kept us out. So, we settled on Joshua Tree. Bons and I had been there together before so we knew what we were in for. It was roughly 105 during the day, but that kept most of the visitors out of the park, allowing us the pick of the litter in camping locations. We chose Jumbo Rocks. Once the sun set, we galavanted through the unknown.
It was too hot to camp a second night (it was about 106 at 7am) so we hiked around and drove to Palm Springs. Spent the day at the pool at the Ace Hotel followed by a stellar steak dinner at Mr. Lyons. Let em eat!