This collection began as a series of off-the-cuff emails sent to friends and family back east during our unexpectedly nomadic stay on my land in Joshua Tree, California. They evolved into what is now “The Journal”. Enough interest was shown that I decided to put it on our web site, throw in some clickable pictures, and add pertinent parts of email received in response.
If you would like to see some of the history and the ideas that predated this trip, go to
the main Joshua Tree page and look around; click on any image that interests you.
To navigate out of this journal, click on any of the four icons, according to your preference, provided at the top and bottom of this document. The journal is broken into a series of pages to minimize the loading time of each. At the bottom of each page is a “NEXT” button. A click on it will take you to the next page in the series. The “BACK” button will take you in reverse.
Clicking on the Day entry of any item in the above list will take you to its relative page.
The first meaningful email that we received actually predated the trip and the journal, so the journal will begin with that email. Click the NEXT button to proceed.