Even though we are trying to save money for the big trip we just couldn't go a whole 2 1/2 weeks of Eric's Christmas break without going somewhere, especially when we are already in trip more. We planned on taking the boat to Catalina Island but the heavy rains here in L.A. have put a damper on that trip. Next Eric had the great idea of going winter camping, since I had never been to Joshua Tree I thought it was a good idea. As of Wednesday, we realized how cold it would actually be, especially in the desert. I still really wanted to see Joshua Tree at least for the day, so we are bringing in our 2011 in Palm Springs.... Happy New Year all!