Coachella

I really love the beauty within the desert.

 

These cactus’ were stunning! With their bright red flowers at the tip of each towering ‘arm’. This Ocotillo was roughly 12 feet tall. It just so happened that we traveled through Joshua Tree NP at the right time as these only flower for a month or so each year.

This is one of my favourites from our road trip.

 


It has been a while since I have added some new photos to my website. I have been taking photos, don’t worry about that, I have just been so busy these past couple of months. So much going on! I have been keeping fairly up to date on my Instagram account though so feel free to check it out and follow along.

For the last 3 years, Ash and I have been going down to California for Coachella every April. This year, we thought we would get down there a day earlier and camp overnight at Joshua Tree National Park which is only an hour or so from Palm Springs. It was such a great decision and I am so happy we did it. It is an incredible area to explore.

These photographs are from Arch Rock. It is a really cool spot off the main road around the White Tank Campground. There are huge rocks and boulders littered all over the place, each in its own unique size and shape. We were like two little kids jumping from boulder to boulder, walking through little slot canyons and climbing amongst them all.

Just to give perspective at how big Arch Rock really is, I thought I would post a photo below with Ash standing by. The top photo is from sunrise while the photo with Ash is the afternoon before.

Arch rock

 

More to come.

Nic


What is it they say… Everything happens for a reason? After today I don’t doubt that for one second!

Today, tickets for Coachella went on sale. 11am Mountain Time. I knew it wouldn’t be easy. I’ve bought my fair share of festival tickets to know that but I was going to give it a go anyway while I was at work. With Ash in the skies all day and a two ticket limit per person, it was all up to me.

As it turned out, I was up all night long running laps from my bed to the bathroom and ended up making the call to stay  at home bed ridden for the day. I have to admit, it was a blessing in disguise (maybe). There is no way I could have sat on my computer at work trying for 45 minutes as I did frantically trying to purchase tickets.

I thought I was off to a good start as I skipped to the standby page a few minutes before 11am. I got through and was able to select which tickets I wanted only to keep getting messages that they were unavailable. I thought I would keep going until someone comes up to say they are sold out incase it was crashing due to the volume of people on the site. Chatting with Parker’s mate Brennan he told me to keep trying. With error after error I wasn’t hopeful but finally I scanned over the page as it crashed back to home and it said I had 1.30 mins to confirm my purchase! I was in! I couldn’t believe it. Tickets are booked and we are hitting up Coachella in April! It’s not quite the line-up of last year, last year’s setlist is probably the best list of acts I have ever seen but there are definetely some wicked bands and DJs playing this year too.

CAN>NOT>WAIT!!!