We covered a lot of ground today. We decided to leave Death Valley a day early due to the weather and head down towards Joshua Tree. Throughout the day we travelled through Death Valley and then Mojave National Preserve to finally arrive in 29 Palms just outside Joshua Tree National Park. Along the way we had rain, fog, lightning storms and even a little sun. It was pretty cool. We stopped in at the Amargosa Opera House, the train depot at Kelso in Mojave National Preserve and even did a little laundry in Baker. You meet the most interesting people in laundromats. This time I got to talking with a couple who had just spent a month in Ecuador and a native Californian who makes his living mining turquoise the old fashioned way. We even did a very short stretch on Route 66, my first encounter with that iconic stretch of pavement. It was hard to choose a shot of the day, but I went with this one because it was my first time trying to photograph lightning. Many more photos to come from Death Valley but I'm just trying to catch up on my 365 project for now. So, on to Joshua Tree. A Shot A Day. 365. 2-27-10.