Well, I made it here. The traffic was pretty terrible, but I’ve seen worse. It just took a while to settle in and I don’t think that’s going to fully happen until morning. One thing about the high desert, especially combined with MS, is how tired it makes you. I passed out for a good hour after I put the groceries away. The drive made me rather tired too.
As I was falling asleep, I wished I had already unpacked my cameras, since there was a perfect scene just outside the window. I laid on the little bed that sits in what might be the dining area of the main house, the room with undoubtedly the best, and most incredible view of the National Park. Luckily, it’s not going anywhere, and neither am I. I just know now what my first photo and set of sketches are going to be in the morning.
Today was WINDY! It’s still windy. I mean really, really windy. I read about it ahead of time, but I didn’t think it would be this bad. It’s creaking everything in the house, like it’s haunted with a zoo of maniacal poltergeists! I’m a little scared, but I don’t believe in ghosts, so I’m not that scared. I’m more scared of things like: my dog dying out here from a snake bite or a bobcat. Or maybe that even happening to me. That scares me, and trust me, I get completely panicked about such things to the point where I can hardly move sometimes. It’s shameful! Yet, I am admitting it to you, my friends and “fans” that care enough to actually read this stuff. Don’t you have anything better to do? Thank you, by the way.
Anyway, how much have I revealed about this property where I am staying? Because it is certainly incredible. Probably the most incredible place to stay – if you are ever in Joshua Tree. Seriously. Now I am about to give Randy Polumbo a ton of new customers for his rental house…
This is a vacation rental home that sits on more than 10 acres of land that stretches around the National Park border at its West entrance. See for yourself, but the description, nor the pictures, do the place any justice at all whatsoever. It’s all completely understated for some (maybe good) reason that I don’t know about, so I hope I’m not doing them any disservice by disseminating their info here, but this place is just such a haven, I can’t keep my big mouth shut.
Anyway, I’m getting pretty tired again, so I will sign off for now. I’ll be hard at work tomorrow though, and will see you back here around the same time.