April 12, 2017

Joshua Tree Airbnb Review

After we went to Joshua Tree and ate a yummy BBQ dinner, we went to our Airbnb place. 

This picture was taken the next morning a we were leaving. But you can see there is lots of parking and a side gate to the backyard where we would enter in to the section of the house we stayed in.

They had lots of animals in the backyard! A couple dogs, wild birds, chickens. Such a nice place and set up.

Inside was a mini fridge but since we shared food at the restaurant we didnt need to use it. It would have been good for keeping cream cheese for bagels or yogurt in.

I loved this area - microwave with popcorn available if we wanted it, toaster and other supplies in case we wanted to get some food ready to eat. 

Next, the bathroom. Nice and clean with a shower. I cant recall if there was a fan or not but it's always nice when you have a fan that a can be turned on when you're in a bathroom. Amiright?

I love that the room had a fireplace. It was chilly in the evening and we were able to turn that on to make the room warmer, especially with the tile floor. 

I'd totally stay here again if we were in the area!

March 28, 2017

Mecca Hills Ladder Canyon Hike

We tried this hike in the morning on Saturday but the road was so gravelly that I thought my car was going to fall apart just driving on it. We were also uncertain how hard the ladders would be to get up and down so we got down the road a few minutes and decided to turn around. It's called the Ladder Canyon or Painted Canyon and is 40 miles southeast of Palm Springs. Apparently it is one of the best slot canyon hikes in California. Yeah!

Salton Sea & Bombay Beach

Thanks to the Roadtripper app again, we discovered a place called Salton Sea & Bombay Beach. I read a few articles I found online about the area as we drove. 

East Jesus Adventures

Driving down the road from Salvation Mountain is a town of sorts, called East Jesus. Where people live for free with no rules. Well, I am sure there are rules of sorts. Snowbirds come here as well as people that just live here all year round. 

March 23, 2017

Exploring Salvation Mountain

I might never of heard of Salvation Mountain / Slab City if it wasn't for the Roadtripper app on my iPad and using it to plan a trip to Joshua Tree National Park, I probably would have not ever heard of this place.