Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Like most New Yorkers, we’ve been dying to escape the horror that is the winter of 2015 (yes, I know you’ve had it worse, Boston). We haven’t been a non-family visit and/or friend’s wedding vacation…ever… so when our friend Tim mentioned that he was heading to California in February, we sprung for tickets and got to work planning a trip within our trip. We found this awesome Air Bnb called Sweet Rock Ranch nestled in the boulders overlooking Joshua Tree and spent a few days cooking, listening to records, hot tubbing, checking out the views and doing a bit of exploring in the park with a group of friends. I had never been to the desert before, so this was a pretty incredible introduction.

Almost immediately after we arrived, I grabbed my camera and started scaling the rocks in my skirt and inappropriate shoes. I think I am part goat.

Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree Green Cactus-15
Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree Green Pokey Cactus-15
Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree Many Piles of Rocks-15
Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree Sweet Rock Ranch View-15
Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree Purple Cactus-15
Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree Pokey Tree-15
Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree Pile of Rocks-15
Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree Pokey Cactus-15
Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree Golden Hour -15
Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree Animal Bone-15
Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree Brambles-15
Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree Scary Tree-15
Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree View-15
Bored Vegetarian Bethany Pickard Yucca Valley Joshua Tree View 2-15

Yes, we did got to Pappy & Harriet’s. Their bloody marys were delicious.





4 comments so far
Laura March 17th, 2015

Beautiful!

Esther February 27th, 2016

That mini phaisctio cake looks great! Reminds me of the phaisctio loaf cake at Rose Bakery… more baked goods need to use phaisctios! Such a great color.I read Lean In just shortly after it came out and it’s definitely extremely relevant to me as a young woman (only a year out of college) working in the tech industry. I thought it provided some great business advice in general, but I do wonder how much of the book pre-supposes that a woman’s success in life is predicated on staying in the workplace. I also went to a book discussion about Lean In, and it was interesting hearing from guys on the subject. For myself personally, I think men are just as important in this conversation as women are, because I think that men can play an instrumental role in mentoring/guiding women with some extra effort, as has happened to me in the workplace. Also, I think this book can inspire women to support each other a lot more, as I think there is always some subtle competition between women in the workplace which prevents unity/solidarity — also it’s true that so many business deals/agreements end up going down outside of the workplace instead of in the office, and being able to integrate one’s business/social life more wholly is important. I enjoyed the book a lot and I think it raised a discussion that needs to be had, whether or not I agree with some of the finer more specific points!

Extractiongbx August 18th, 2022

(palimpsests). In the XIII-XV centuries in

Cutterscy September 3rd, 2022

works of art.


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