I recently took a day trip out to Joshua Tree with my friends from San Francisco that I haven't seen in about a year. It was their first time so I was excited to show them the different areas that I enjoyed seeing the first time I visited. We met up in Yucca Valley for lunch and then headed off to the park. It was so much fun to hang out with them again and also be in a new space we've never experienced together. After a day of hiking, climbing rocks, and driving through the park, we headed back to LA for a late dinner. I feel grateful to have these friends in my life. Even when I haven't seen them in so long, it's amazing to catch up and laugh (too much) with each other.