A Desert Birthday Adventure, 2014

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You may remember a really fun desert adventure in Joshua Tree we had last year for our friend Maude’s birthday, and this year the tradition continued at a different location. Maude upped the ante and required us to all wear white (which Will took liberty with, as you can see in the first photo – we actually both wore overalls but I never remembered to get a family photo! d’oh) and the whole weekend had a cult theme. You can see a rad photo that Jennie took of all of us. Joshua Tree you guys, Joshua Tree. Will and I made everyone these crazy wooden necklaces and passed them out during a ceremony where we hiked into the desert by moonlight and all renamed each other – which sounds ridiculous but we were all many beers deep and laughing so hard it hurt. Even though we brought June and had to keep her basically tied to our side (girl does not do well off leash thanks to lizards and squirrels), it was so nice to just relax and be silly for 24 hours in my favorite place on earth. Maude’s dog Animal came and him and June were serious buddies and it made me so happy as most dogs avoid her like the plague and don’t want to wrestle. Not Animal, dude was game for some serious wrestling and June was delighted. Yet again day dreaming about a little permanent getaway to escape to there…