I have officially gone CAMPING. Luckily for me, my first experience with this outdoor festivity was in Joshua Tree National Park. Last year I glamped (blogged here) but this weekend I learned I can handle the real deal. Don’t get me wrong, I still painted my nails right before we hit the open road. After setting up our tent, we spent the night roasting up dinner over the camp stove, toasting up s’mores over the open fire, and star gazing. In the morning, we did the Indian Cove Nature Trail and climbed really scary rocks. The only downside was the temporary downpour, but it made for clear skies and beautiful views!
Figuring out what to wear camping was a real struggle, since I knew this wasn’t supposed to be a fashion show. BUT… who knows what desert bears might be around to check out my outfit?! I wanted to dress in layers because I know the desert has unpredictable weather. My Zella streamline mesh capris leggings kept me just warm enough layered with my pink Old Navy work out top. Black Nike’s are my go-to for any causal outfit, but I switched to my hiking shoes for rock climbing. I brought with me my $12 Nordstrom BP turquoise aviator sunglasses because I didn’t want to risk loosing or breaking my designer pairs! I am heading camping again in three weeks, and already planning what to wear. Wish me luck!
Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
I have been to a large handful of National Parks, but I have never seen anything like the rock formations in Joshua Tree. How these individual boulders stand strong together just blows my mind. While I am confused as to how there are not major rock/land slides happening every 10 minutes, I am confident that God is the rock that I depend on for my strength. A rock is one of the many symbols that represent who God is. He is our protector, our salvation, our fortress, and he cannot be moved.
Have a blessed week!