|Entrance to our Sands RV & Golf Resort|
|It was a beautiful morning for an outdoor breakfast.|
|RV neighbour across from us.|
After breakfast we talked about our daytime activity for the day. After checking emails, we left for the Yucca Valley - just north of Desert Hot Springs and our RV home.
|Heading for the High Desert.|
|Starting our climb upwards.|
This was the start of one long driving climb to the small city of Yucca Valley and the start of Joshua Tree National Park.
|Very long climb ahead.|
|Hummm, how to get one these to grow back home?|
|High Desert photo.|
|Great variety of shrubs, cacti, trees and scrub brush.|
|Heading to higher ground and PIONEERTOWN.|
|So many different looking boulders - created by from molten liquid born more than 100 million years ago.|
|Around another curve in the road and we saw the first of what appeared to be the start of an old western movie set.|
|A closer view.|
|Conjured images of John Wayne riding into town on horseback.|
|The original singing cowboy, Gene Autry, was the first who put PIONEERTOWN on the map.|
|Construction of this movie town began in the mid-'40s.|
|Some of the early business partners included the King of Cowboys, Roy Rogers; Russel Hayden, "Lucky" in the Hopalong Cassidy films, and more.|
|"Cisco Kid" TV shows were filmed here.|
|"Cowboy G-Men", "26 Men" and "Judge Roy Bean" were filmed here too.|
|These buildings stand almost as they did decades ago. They are genuine buildings, instead of facades or false fronts.|
We enjoyed our time here. Jeanette had to emulate activities of the 40's and early 50's but she ended up in trouble and needed a 'get out of jail free' card. Anyone with a Monopoly Game?
|An imagined heist at the local bank!!!|
|The result of her actions!!!|
|Oh well, too bad for her actions! Not much I could do...... so I headed for the saloon and a nice cool one.!|
|We left the dead to lie in peace!|
|Our second to last shot as we walked out of town.....on a dusty trail back to our reality.|
Special Note to our very good friend, Rick C. from White Rock, BC!
Should you make it into Palm Springs for a much needed golf break, Jeanette and I found the accommodations you requested.
Thanks for stopping buy. Another day....and, perhaps, another story. Stay tuned!