Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hiking in JTNP

Brett & I took the kids hiking yesterday up in Joshua Tree National Park. We did a new trail for us. We did a 2 mile, 2 hour hike to the old Wall Street Mill by Barker Dam. It was about an hour in, because we stopped and looked at many things along the way.
Here are the kids at the trail head. They liked this little Joshua Tree and requested their picture be taken with it. 
The desert is in bloom! We played a game of "find something yellow, find something white..." They had a great time looking for these fun colorful flowers. 
We found an old dilapidated car on our hike. We found some lizards running around on it, under it, and all around it. 
We also came across this old windmill. The kids used this stop for a water break. I'm not sure they really needed it because they had been drinking from their CamelBak the whole time. But I know their little legs do get tired!
Look at this beautiful flowering cactus the kids found! 
Here are the pictures from the mill. It was really neat! 
The actual mill. 
Reading the history of the mill with Daddy. Jax playing in the dirt because he's not that interested in history yet. ;)
We stopped here for a snack and even found a little lizard friend! 
We were also celebrating Maryam's "woulda shoulda" day! Seven years ago on March 22 our little Maryam was supposed to be born. But she decided being a December baby is way cooler than being an April baby. ;) Ha! 
Our miracle girl. 


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