Early last month we snuck away for a secret Rendezvous in Joshua Tree. For months we were kicking around the idea of combining our talents and starting a business together. We needed to get off-grid for a few days to hammer out details. First stop - The Integratron…a quirky, atomic age jewel in the middle of nowhere - perfect! What better way to start our retreat than one of the Integratron's Sound Baths? The crystal bowls resonated in the amazing domed acoustic chamber, and in our souls.
Emotionally charged, we checked into our adobe casita at the 29 Palms Inn. Dinner at the Inn, fireplace crackling (with temps dropping into the 60's we had to sacrifice that piñon log - it's all about the ambiance!), star gazing from our patio. Coyotes chattering in the dark outside conjured up images of those dogs-playing-poker paintings. Maybe a hallucination - the desert can cast a magical spell. More than likely R.I.P. poor little jack rabbit. The evening was filled with our own chatter, the excitement of embarking on a new journey.
The next morning we drove deep into Joshua Tree. After some exploration, we settled into our Flintstone office in this Land Before Time. No cell reception, no wifi, no electricity. Just journals, pencils, warm rocks. Inspiration spilled forth onto the pages. Our uncluttered minds hashed out pros/cons, yin/yang, personal goals/career objectives.
In the end…Rendezvous Market!