Our adventures with the family began on Monday when we headed over to Joshua Tree National Park. We decided that we’d check out Keys View during this particular trip. Of course, we made a few stops along the way to do a little exploration.
The girls had fun climbing on both the rocks and trees which lead to plenty of photo opportunities.
D had a blast leading the way. We had to periodically remind him that he had some littles that weren’t used to climbing and who didn’t have the right footware this time around. lol!
It was quite warm out, so we had to make sure we took regular breaks and stayed hydrated. Finding shade was always on our mind during these breaks.
This tree reminded Ms. M of the time that we all went to the Grand Canyon, and she found a scorpion ring. She thought it was cool that there was a similar tree here in CA.
It was a perfect tree for climbing. Of course, a little more shade would have been nice. 😉
The girls (and D) were always on the look out for new rock formations to climb. Thankfully, we were able to find some good locations that allowed Grandma and Great Grandma to relax in the shade while they climbed.
Great Grandma couldn’t believe all the rocks and rock formations that were everywhere here.
She got in on the exploration as well. We just had to make sure the footing wasn’t too crazy and that we took things slow.
The girls, on the other hand, just wanted to climb, climb, climb.
Thankfully, the path up to Keys View was paved, so we all were able to easily climb to the top and enjoy the stunning views.
We could see for miles and miles from the top.
These two were good buds during the climbs as he watched out for her. Since these climbs weren’t planned, the girls didn’t have the best shoes on for the climb. We decided that we would have to come back another day for more climbing with the proper shoes.
Of course, not having climbing shoes didn’t slow the girls down. 🙂
Having the girls going so high up made Grandma a little nervous.
The caves in the rocks were a fun place to explore.
There were several rocks that looked like they could fall over at any minute. It was fun to act like they could push them over or hold them up. It was a fun start to our vacation together.