Traveling another 44 miles on I-10 we came to SR177 which took us north to SR62 west that was a direct route to Twentynine Palms. Much of the route on the state routes skirted the Joshua Tree National Park, that we want to visit. We are staying at Twentynine Palms RV Resort that is 2 miles from Joshua Tree N.P. After lunch and watching the NASCAR race (I read and napped) we drove into the N. Park. We had not seen any Joshua trees coming into this area this morning and had to go several miles into the park before we started seeing some. This area is in the Mojave Desert. The houses here range from just shacks to some nice homes but what is interesting to us is that all the houses have dirt yards- no vegetation, no decorative stones, just the dirt. Tomorrow we plan to see more of Joshua Tree National Park. The weather has been pleasant with temperatures in the 70's but will drop probably into the 40's tonight.