New Year's in Joshua Tree - Part 1

Sitting around a fire, sipping champagne and giggling with friends was a lovely, satisfying way to ring in the new year.

Lying in a sleeping bag for a couple of hours while the temperature dips far below freezing and all the water at your camp site turns to ice overnight? Less than ideal...but still a good time.  I can't remember the last time I saw so many stars - it felt like we could reach up and touch the moon.  We definitely purchased an annual pass and will be back to the park soon - it's simply gorgeous.