"Is there somewhere good around here?" I asked the super-friendly host.
"We have an Applebee's," she said. "Do you know Applebee's?"
I retreated to a place called Gonzo Tacos, which had delicious wasabi tacos. No Applebee's for me!
Here are some photos of the sculpture park I went to in Joshua Tree.
And here are the directions so you can get there.