“When open spaces beckon and an evening sky speckled with stars sounds like the exact therapy you need, head for Joshua Tree 
National Park, where the natural wonders are just the beginning of 
a weekend’s worth of Mojave Desert beauty, art, food, and fun.
It all starts with the trees, of course; like a child’s cartoon drawing, these ancient members of the yucca family seem to reach for the sky with twisty arms and skinny fingers of leaves. Their appearance is even eerier from February to April, when they explode with huge, knobby cones of bloom that evoke alien life-forms…”

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