I grew up in a large family, and we went on lots of adventures together. Mostly we camped in the national parks of the west coast where we lived, and I remember all of those trips with a clarity far beyond most of my other childhood memories. But one trip stands out in particular, largely because of its location — the enchanted deserts of Joshua Tree National Monument.
The environment was so unlike any I’d ever encountered, everything seem touched by mystery and magic. Almost fifty years later, that one trip to the desert has left a deep, warm memory, my favorite of all my childhood memories.
So for any parents out there, consider the possibilities of a week with your kids on Adventure Island, one of the most unique and magical places they’re likely to encounter their entire life.