I was lucky enough to get out of LA on this trip. I went out into the desert and visited pioneertown.
The Joshua Trees were so strange and it seems that I was lucky enough to be there when some of trees and other plants were flowering.
I also went on an interesting side trip to Palm Springs. It really doesn't fit with the rest of the surrounding landscape - far too green. But I loved the MidCentury Modern style.
I also went up in the cable car to the top of the local Mountain. Wellington's cable car wins on cuteness but this one covered some serious ground.