After a good night’s rest, I made it up in time to see this beautiful sunrise. Not a bad view for right outside the front door of our Airbnb. To see the sun just slightly before this, check out my Instagram post.
After a yummy breakfast biscuit that I made myself, we headed to Landers, CA to experience a sound bath at the Integratron. The Integratron is a “uniquely resonant tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert.”
The grounds were very pretty and serene. There were lots of hammocks and comfy chairs to relax in. This little spot was a natural photo op.
Inside the white building, we climbed up to the second story to the dome. The structure was constructed with no nails or screws, just thousands of wooden pegs. We laid in a circle with our heads towards the middle of the dome.
As we laid on the floor with blankets, a woman played 20 pure quartz singing bowls, sometimes four at once, for 30 minutes. We laid in silence listening to the sound move around the dome. The only rule they said not to break was no snoring. The acoustics are so incredible, you can hear the tiniest noises from everywhere. Unfortunately, a couple of people still snored. They said we could just tell them to stop, but that was way too weird among a group of 25 strangers.
After our sound bath experience, we headed to Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Museum. We walked through aisles of sculptures made from found objects. I liked this one with the glass bottle walkway.
We drove back into Joshua Tree and stopped at the Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum (this is me doing my “beauty” pose).
We met Jeff, owner of the Beauty Bubble and collector of more than 3,000 hair and beauty-related items. The items are displayed throughout the working salon, including the bathroom. Jeff has been collecting the pieces for 28 years since beauty school.
Part of the collection is headed to the San Francisco Airport in February 2020 for an eight-month show. It will feature about 100 objects and eight incredible hair sculptures Jeff made that depict classic hairstyles. He makes them out of collected objects in monochromatic colors – they are very detailed. The flip and the afro were my favorites. Check it out if you make it to the SFO airport next year.
For dinner we headed to La Copine (they’re open Wednesday through Sunday from 2-7pm, so plan accordingly). We started with the carrot, ginger, coconut soup with chili and fennel oil and the most delicious grilled bread.
I also had this amazing Peruvian-style Ceviche de Camarón. Wild caught rock shrimp, avocado, jicama, cucumber, roasted chile-coconut sauce, lime, cilantro, and purple potato. So incredible – with the best spiced kick finish.
We made it back just in time for a sunset photo shoot of the various cacti in our yard. I liked this one with the saguaros reaching up to the moon.