Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Joshua Tree.

6am on Friday, April 20th brought with it an adventure 
When most people go to Joshua Tree, I'd assume they hike, rock climb, visit the oasis,
or just drive around and look at the pretty Ocotillo Garden, Cholla Garden, or Joshua Tree forest.
But Daniel and I?
We did all of the above... and went lizard hunting.
Yes. Lizard... hunting.
We didn't just want to look at them sunning themselves on the rocks.
We wanted to catch them.

And catch them we did.
Chuckwallas, side blotches, horny toads...
all of the above.
We caught about 6 lizards total,
and released all of them right where we found them, of course.
Clearly... we like lizards.
We thought of it like we were visiting Dobby's cousins.

Let me tell you... it's not as easy as it looks.
We spent 7 hours catching lizards.
It was the best-spent 7 hour adventure I've ever had.


Sue said...

This looks like so much fun. I can't believe how big those lizards are!

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Ah how fun! :) I really need to take a vacation with my hubby!

Leigh-Ellen said...

Not completely sure the lizard was enjoying his (or her?) participation in your holiday!! Lovely spot. Looks like you had fun.

Unknown said...

It seems like you found a LOT! And what patience you have :)

Thank you for sharing such fun photos!

Melissa said...

Totally awesome!!!

We had a chameleon once. His name was Marty Feldman the Chameleon.

He was the COOLEST PET EVER!!!

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh! Those lizards are amazing! I can't believe you were able to catch so many of them!

Glad you guys had fun on your vacay! Thanks for sharing pictures!


Unknown said...

OMG. i can't stand the awesomeness :)

Shauna said...

How fun is that! They are kinda cute too.

Happy Wednesday.

Nicole said...

That is totally awesome. Love giant lizards like those!

Emily said...

I think this might be the cutest adventure post I have ever read. Actually I am quite impressed with your lizard catching abilities. Perhaps a post on your tricks and tips is in order? Not that I want to go lizard catching - OK Yes I Do!!!!

Bev said...

look at you two!! being adventurous in the sunshine with the wild!!

I am scurrred to death of lizzards... and your close up kinda gave me heebie geebies... but at the same time looks ooberly cool! LOL

Happy Wednesday friend!

Liz Beechwood said...

Wow the tree in the picture is massive.
For the lizards...I am afraid of them since I read the book "holes" :D stupid, i no!

Lizzy from Fashion-BlaBla

Unknown said...

I love the look of your new page- new right?- and beautiful photos! I've always wanted to go there, and I can't believe I haven't been not being too far away from it! That will be on my other to do list! -Jessica


Baylee said...

Those things are huge! I'd be scared. Rad pics

Anonymous said...

That's soooo awesome! I'd totalyl try that:)

Unknown said...

no, y'all didnt! that's something straight off of a National Geographic or Animal Planet show! what an adventure :)

Jan said...

OMG! I love lizards too and my 4 year old niece does as well. In fact she loves lizards so much this happened:

Niece: Mom I saw lizard eggs this morning.
Sister (niece's mom): Really?
Niece: Yeah, I cracked it so they could come out then I talked to them.

Poor lizards but I really find what my niece's innocence so cute :)


Kristen Victoria said...

wahhhh i'm totally freaked out right now. LOL.

Stephine said...

You so should have brought Dobby a friend home! I'm sure you can't just take a wild animal home though (and of course it's not right) but hey, it was an idea! Haha. 7 hours of lizard hunting sounds like fun haha. I bet you guys got burnt!

Esme said...

Looks like you had a blast. I wish I had some where close to go hike or do something similar to what you did. That's the down thing about living in the city or a state w/no mountains.

Lisa @ MMT said...

We use to live in 29 Palms and go to Joshua Tree National Park all the time! My husband was stationed in the Marine Corps out there. Aww, these photos make me miss it so much! You guys a lil crazy for catching lizards though haha I love it!

Katherine said...

Ahh... I'm afraid you're more brave than I am :)

Michelle @ The Goodnight Girl said...

I was thinking the same thing! :)

Cat said...

Looks like so much fun. I want a lizard