In driving out to the desert Erik and I simultaneously received flash flood alerts on our cell phones. Within seconds we were in the middle of a monsoon, did I mention we were in the desert? Cars were pulling off the road to wait it out, while we chose to power through the rain by driving a speedy 20 mph with virtually zero visibility. Our first day on the river (the Colorado River to be exact) consisted of haze, rain, thunder, some more haze and rain, then lightening! Did it stop us from tubing? Nope. Mind you, our entire river crew was made up of native San Diegans...thunderstorms do for us what sunshine must do for those penguins in Antartica. Obviously, we were unable to capture Day 1 as we lack a snazzy waterproof camera case. However, above includes Day 2 and Day 3 which allotted to lots of sunshine, lots of water sports, and the occasional hair flip. An overall success. Goodness, do I do love that Mojave desert. See previous desert pics here, here and here.