Can you believe how many photos and pages I crammed into one not-so-little album? The final day of our California journey began in Laguna Beach and ended in Scottsdale, with a day-long adventure at Joshua Tree National Forest sandwiched in the middle. Here's what it looked like:
Journaling: July 1, 2012 - We awoke relatively early and gathered our belongings to depart for Joshua Tree National Forest. Once the car was packed, we crossed the street and ordered breakfast at the Orange Inn. We at our breakfast at the same spot on Cleo Street Beach where we had enjoyed lunch our first day. After soaking up our last few minutes of time in Laguna Beach, we hit the road bound for Joshua Tree.
Journaling: Kylee and Caden thought it would be fun if we all wore pink in our hair o the last day of the trip. Using Kylee’s pink hair chalk, we each added streaks to our hair. Missy and I each added a streak on the side, while Caden wore a small patch in the front. Kylee, decided to go all out and wore pink in most of her hair.
Journaling: We arrived at Joshua Tree shortly after noon. We knew relatively little about the park, so we made a quick stop at the information center to find out more. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that the park not only had Joshua trees, but also many beautiful rock formations and great scenery.
Journaling: We made many stops along the way, including Cap Rock, Jumbo Rocks, Skull Rock and the Cholla Forest. The kids enjoyed all of the little stops along the way and had fun getting to climb up and around on the rocks. When Kylee grew weary, Foxy Fox came out of the trunk to explore the park with us and made his appearance in many photos along the way.
Journaling: We finally made the long journey out of the park in the early evening. In doing so, we discovered why the northern part of the park is most popular. The scenery is much more beautiful and that’s where the Joshua trees thrive. In the end, we were tired, but very happy we decided to make the journey to Joshua Tree National park.
And that my friends, is my California 2012 mini album! I still have to do a bit of journaling on the last page, but otherwise, this one is in the books. Literally. This road trip was such a fun little adventure. I wish we could go back tomorrow!
I'm so happy with the final design of this album. The photo collages went together fairly quickly (as quickly as you can edit and sort through 700 photos) and following the same basic design throughout helped speed things up as well. I'm tempted to use a similar format and the washi taped edges to create an album for Nate and my 10 day tour of the Midwest we took back in August.
I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my album! Thanks for stopping by :)