The scenery changed for a third time as we drove through the final stretch of Joshua Tree. The large Dr. Seuss trees were replaced by smaller, strange-looking trees that made me feel as though I were scuba diving in the ocean.
There were fewer tourists around, and everything around us seemed to be slowing down, getting ready for night time.
And for a while it was just the three of us, in the middle of this beautiful desert.
Just us, embracing life and feeling thankful.
And slowly, quietly, the sun sank behind the mountains, leaving a lingering yellow stain across the sky.