Joshua Tree

Tanya and I haven’t been on a trip together for 5 years and so I decided we should plan something to get away. This was part of a 9-day trip I planned while our daughter was visiting my parents in Texas. The entire purpose of this trip was to spend time together and disconnect. We brought a bunch of books and picked a place that didn’t have a TV.

Where We Stayed


  • July 5, 2015: Do Nothing
  • July 6, 2015: Do Nothing
  • July 7, 2015: Do Nothing
  • July 8, 2015: Do Nothing
  • July 9, 2015: Do Nothing


Here are some things people suggested we do while in Joshua Tree.

Crossroads Cafe

Best breakfast. -Drew

This place was amazing. After reading the menu we wanted to order everything on it. Unfortunately, we only had one opportunity to eat at the Crossroads Cafe due to the drive being hard on our car.

Joshua Tree National Park

We originally came here thinking we would hit up the national park. We didn’t. It is HUGE and you will be driving into it for an hour before you get to anywhere to walk around. We came to relax, not drive so decided not to go.

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Art Installation

Awesome art installation. -Drew
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Art Musuem

The Joshua Tree Saloon Grill & Bar

Best food in town. Sushi grade Ahi, great salads and burgers and an incredible ribeye. -Drew
Joshua Tree Saloon Grill & Bar

Pie for the People!

I thought this place would suck. It didn’t. When I asked about it with some locals they explained that Joshua Tree is a common place for people to drive out to from Los Angeles to relax. So it made sense that there would be a pizza place besides Pizza Hut off the highway.

Joshua Tree Coffee Company

After Pie for the People, we noticed a sign for Coffee. My coffee-addicted wife wanted some after food so we checked this place out. We, again, were surprised. The shop roasts its own beans and is more of a roaster than a coffee shop. Great Coffee.

Joshua Tree Coffee Company