Thursday, February 4, 2016

Joshua Tree, CA

Since all the camping in Joshua Tree National Park is rustic without services or showers we decided on parking it on some more free BLM camping.

It is a dry lake bed surrounded by some hills. It is pretty quiet just us and few other campers spread around.
Nearby our "campground" is Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Desert Art Museum which is an odd collection of art made out of found objects (a lot of toilet bowls and bowling balls).
Noad passed away years ago but the museum lives on. Even when he was alive he never "fixed" any of the installations that broke. Deterioration was part of the charm.
It is hard to imaging what these things looked like when they were first made.

This bowling ball version of the popular desk toy didn't really work as well as it should.
Some of the pieces are funny, some are creepy and some are just plain odd..
There are also a lot of kitchen utensils and appliances as part of the art.

Also lots of retro electronics.
Overall a fun little free thing to visit if you are ever in the area.

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