A Cozy Cabin in the Desert, Yucca Valley
Happy Monday, everyone!
I hope you all had a good weekend and got to spend some down time for a couple days.
Remember the last post about Pioneertown? From there, Chelsea and I headed towards Gamma Gulch, where our cozy cabin (literally called "The Cozy Cabin") should be located. In the middle of nowhere, it seemed. Between rocks and a deserty terrain.
According to the good, wise owl wikipedia, this is where Yucca Valley is located: "Bordered in the west by the San Bernardino Mountains and in the south by the Joshua Tree National Park, the Yucca Valley community is located in the Mojave Desert at roughly 3,300 feet (1,000 m) above sea level."
Now that we got the geographics down, I am excited to share some snaps with you from both out cabin we stayed at for two nights as well as the area.
You know, it was so quiet that is was almost deafening. Such bliss, really.
Beauty and stillness as far as the eye can see. We were ecstatic and loved our little, very basic, cabin.
We settled in, unpacked our food for the next couple days, and found a sunny spot outside where we then actually got some work done. It's amazing how productive you can be when you change your environment - and when it's so utterly quiet. Not even airplane noise.
It was just so good for the soul. (I am surprised we had running water and electricity, haha. Well, and Wifi, for that matter.)
After I recovered from a couple hours of food poisoning (ehem, ya, of course that had to happen; I didn't know the hummus we ate earlier contained chick peas and apparently the chick peas didn't do well in my stomach.) Anyway, after this quick and dirty version, I took little Pancho for an evening walk as the sun was almost disappearing already.
And so we spent the rest of the evening in peace and quiet, cozied up on the couch with our books (no TV in this cabin) and ended up going to bed fairly early.
The next morning, we got up around 6 am to watch the sunrise. What a stunning event this was. No noise, no nothing. Just us bundled up outside with our cameras (it was cooold!).
You could literally hear ... nothing. Just quiet. It's remarkable how special this can be and how easily we forget what real silence "sounds" like.
Breakfast was simple: toast and eggs. But sometimes, that's all you need. In good company and the tiniest of spaces.
And so we spent our day sitting outside, working, walking around, snoozing, working and creating some more, and just refreshing our minds. It was simply amazing and it made me realize that those quick, literally basic getaways with minimal things are just needed more.
Have you been to a remote place where you could totally recharge for a few days?