Life in the desert. The sentence seems almost oxymoronic, yet as fantastical as they seem, oasis’ are a real thing. Caused by fault lines running through the desert, leading to springs of water emerging where they are least expected. And as we know, where there is water, there is usually life. I was about to leave the Indio area, having spent the last few days there revisiting Joshua Tree and expanding my understanding of other cultures at the annual Cabazon Powwow. My plan was to head north, into the snowy midwest as winter started to tighten its grip, but first, I wanted to stop and see one of these Oasis, and I was told the perfect place to go was only thirty minutes away.