Desert Love
I get strength from the desert. It's sitting on the spine of a dune at sunrise or undulating on the back of a camel or pushing my own feet into soft sand. It's existing around nothing and feeling small and large at the same time. It's looking up to a sea of stars and indigo and out to sand and gold. It's sunsets that bleed and horizons that bend. It's like Heaven said, here Kristin, sit down, rest and have a piece of me to fortify your bones and expand your breath, I am here.

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Come On Barbie Let's Go Party (In the Desert)

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Google as much as you want but you won't find an address for this secret desert diorama in the middle of nowhere Joshua Tree, CA. You will, however, get directions e-mailed to you, but only if you book!

Walking into the grounds you enter a lifesized Barbie playland pop-up-book complete with themed trailers including (from left to right) "The Pioneer" western trailer, the "Integra-trailer" with alien antennae headbands, the girlie "The Fifi" trailer with a mini-trampoline, "The Lux" haunted house trailer (in honor of The Cramps' lead singer) and more that I'll leave to your imagination.

Bizarre? Yes. But so is everything in Joshua Tree so embrace the weirdness, drink a beer, enjoy the hot tub, shoot a BB gun and make s'mores in the teepee.

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by Susan Mason
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