|Credit to Wikipedia - not my photo.|
My one and only time visiting there I did walk through the downtown - it looks and feels like a movie set, because it was. Check out my photos from last year, below. There are a few businesses and a few people live there in that downtown movie set. I am excited to finally go to Pappy and Harriets Palace in Pioneertown - dubbed (by them) as best honky tonk west of the Mississippi. I've heard a lot about this place from Paul and have been dying to get there and check it out. It is a bar with food and music - apparently well known for its music. Just check out the link for their schedule. There have been some great shows there. It looks like an awesome place.
Check out Pioneertown on Google Maps. Pretty cool location, huh? Towns nearby include Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, Morongo Valley, Twentynine Palms and the famous Palm Springs. It is close to Joshua Tree National Park (sorry, the official government site is so boring, I decided to link to the wikipedia page instead - far more interesting a read), San Bernadino National Forest and Mojave National Preserve. The roads in and near Pioneertown have great "western" sounding names such as: Annie Oakley Road, Stagecoach Road, Bullwhip Lane, Rimrock Road, Tumbleweed Trail, Ox Yoke Road, Apache Pass, Tonto Rim Lane, Saddle Lane, Roadrunner Rut, Old Woman Springs Road, Twentynine Palms Highway, and my favorite, Gods Way Love.
I will be blogging more about my travels here in the coming days, including photos, so stay tuned...
|Outside Pioneertown Post Office. Can you read it?|
|They say it is one of the most photographed post offices in the US, so I had to take a photograph.|