Dog Friendly Hiking in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park doesn’t allow dogs on hiking trails, but they are allowed to walk on the back roads. We really enjoyed walking Queen Valley Road, where we saw some beautiful Joshua Trees and only an occasional car.

Dinner Last Night:
We’ve had this yummy Christmas Tree Salad a few times before, it made for a perfect Christmas Eve dinner for two.

Happy holidays everyone. xoxoLB&C

2013 Cost of Camping:
117 nights paid camping
241 nights free camping
358 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $3,201.29
Daily average cost of camping: $8.94

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  • Reply Jim December 25, 2013 at 10:51 am

    That salad looks so attractive! Wish I had the ambition to make some of the recipes you post. We’ve been vegan or close to it for many years but I’m stuck on making the easy, familiar things I know we like, although I’ve been experimenting with new soups lately. Some good, some not so good. Have you tried anything like this? I left out the crumbles and chili sauce and added extra beans and a chipotle chile in adobo sauce, but it was excellent.

    Merry Christmas!

    • Reply Leigh December 25, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Jim! That recipe looks great. I love squash and black beans, though I agree about leaving out the crumbles. Happy holiday!

  • Reply Tim December 25, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Rare appearance of Curtis’ evil twin.

    Merry Christmas to all 4 of you.

    • Reply Leigh December 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Happy Christmas to you guys too. xo

      • Reply dan December 26, 2013 at 11:05 am

        have you been cloning animals in photoshop? merry christmas!

        • Reply Leigh December 26, 2013 at 11:13 am

          Yes!! Can’t get enough of Curtis! Merry Christmas to you guys too – hope to see you in January.

  • Reply terrie December 26, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Happy Holidays to all of you….how did you make that photo? Kiss the boys for us:)xoxo

    • Reply Leigh December 26, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Hi Terrie, we took two photos, one of me and C and one of Brian and C, then I photoshopped the 2 photos together. xo

      • Reply terrie December 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm

        good job….can’t have enough of The Curtis:)

  • Reply Rachel January 12, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Any chance you came across a map with paved paths that were dog-friendly? I am having a heck of a time trying to find maps with paved roads…

    • Reply Leigh January 12, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      No, our road wasn’t paved. I think your best bet is asking a ranger when you arrive.

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