broke down.

The bus from Palm Springs to downtown LA broke down in a tiny, nameless desert town. Nobody spoke English. The bus driver didn’t speak English. The man sitting next to me—an overjoyed, perpetually smiling character who was traveling with his large family and who kept offering me pieces of some kind of Mexican flatbread—couldn’t speak […]

big trees; blue skies.

The first thing about Joshua Tree is how big it is and the second is how remote it feels—like you’re days away from civilization and not just an hour’s drive from Palm Springs. Amanda and I got up early, ate yogurt and granola in the hotel restaurant (It used to be a Denny’s, she said) […]