Joshua Tree

::Joshua Tree, CA:

Hello don't mind me I'm just admiring the beauty that is Joshua Tree.  I honestly never thought I'd like anything out in the desert as much as this place.  It's beautiful and serene.  Deserted yes, but thats what makes for peace and quiet and awesome uninterrupted photos.


Natural History Museum of Utah


How pretty is this museum?  Felt like a kid on a filed trip, but I left with having learned a few things.  Let me tell you it was like a sauna on that sky deck/ blazing hot and wearing black.    


Utah Coffee Houses


Let me tell you when I go to Utah I never expect to find great coffee, but this trip I decided to check a few new places out and I was hooked.  Not to mention my family as an awesome espresso machine and I made myself a latte every morning.  Let's just say the workers already recognized me and I got a lot of weird stares for taking photos of the coffee and my cousin and I drinking said coffees.  My cousin got a real caffeine high from the cortados we downed at a small batch roastery called Publik Coffee in Salt Lake City.  It is situated in an old warehouse and has the modern look of exposed pipes, factory black windows, wood panels and metal chairs.  The other coffee shop was quite odd as it was situated inside a restaurant nonetheless had great design.  La Barba Coffee roasters had an amazing sounding menu (churros, drinking chocolate, display case of pastries) but I had just popped in for a breather & AC while walking around super hot downtown.  I regret not trying it out before I left since Churros are my favorite!!    


Liberty Park Utah


Hello green thumb envy.  Seriously no words for how beautiful and green this park was.  If I was to reside in Utah I could seriously come here on the weekly for nice strolls, picnics and walks with the dog.  Decided to check out the greenhouse and let me tell you 5 seconds in and I was dying.  Props to those who can tend to a green house. Cue the Twilight movie with that first photo surrounded by bed of flowers, they do make you sparkle.  Did I mention how blisterin' hot it was outside in general, probably 100 so black was not my best choice however the only color that paired well with my custom cut off cargo shorts.


Bonneville Salt Flats


Took a road trip down to the Bonneville Salt Flats while visiting Utah.  It was such a cool experience.  It was literally picture perfect.  The weather was also perfect, not too hot, just really bright from the reflection off the white ground.