In November 26-27, 2018, we camped at Joshua Tree National Park in Jumbo Rocks Campground, site 25. I was just looking around a few days before we left on our trip and just happened to see that Jumbo Rocks had started taking reservations. Fortunately, I was able to get a spot that could accommodate a trailer. Not all sites in Jumbo Rocks can. Many are walk-in sites for tents.
We came in the southern entrance and learned that they had had a severe storm a while back, and the entrance road was one-way for a short while. There was other damage around the Cottonwood visitor center and campground (closed) but we were headed to Jumbo Rocks.
We traveled up the Pinto Basin Road to Jumbo Rocks and found a lot of other people with RVs and trailers looking for a site, so we were glad we had ours. We had to turn around in a very narrow spot on the campground road so we could have our door on the non-street side of the site.
After setting up camp, we hiked around Skull Rock. The next day, we visited places we have seen before and wanted to see again: Cholla Cactus Garden, Arch Rock, Hidden Valley, Keys View. They are always worth another visit. We wanted to see Split Rock but it was closed.
Retirement is great. We bought a travel trailer and are exploring National Parks. (Actually, we bought one and sold it and bought a second one better suited to us. It happens...) And I have time to do some woodworking projects and things around the house. And now I have gotten interested in ham radio so there goes any free time.