Nashville Photographers National Parks Adventures | Mojave | Anjeanette Illustration Photography

We had such a peaceful drive through the

Mojave

, home to more

Joshua Tree

s than Joshua Tree NP itself! It was quiet, not as hot as I suspected, dry, and full of plant and animal life. Yucca, agave, lizards and small furry beasts were everywhere. The

Kelso sand dunes

were blinding at high noon, but the light was fantastic! Really thankful to the guard in Barstow, CA who let us into the station after hours. We had such a relaxing drive we arrived late. Got that stamp though!. The ranger station located at

Kelso Depot Visitor Center

was closed due to water problems so we had a picnic there outside and watched the trains go by.

The

Mojave National Preserve

- one of the newest NPS, was gorgeous.