Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pioneer Town

Pioneer Town, CA
Near Joshua Tree in the Yucca Valley is Pioneer Town - an old Western town started in 1946 as a working movie set. In the 50s the industry pulled out, and people stayed. It then became a rough hang out for bikers till the 90s or so. We hear 'ol Pappy and Harriet contributed to the betterment of the town and they left their mark in the form of a great restaurant, bar and venue out in the middle of nowhere called by their namesake Pappy and Harriet's (now owned by different people).

We've been to Pappy's before and we loved it. When we heard Gillian Welch would be playing at Pappy's I about choked on excitement. The fact that we probably shouldn't be spending money on such a trip/show didn't even cross my mind, this is something you don't pass up - I'd sell a kidney for a show like this.

And it was well worth it. Gillian is excellent. And so is Dave Rawlings, he really blew my mind.

On top of all that excitement this was the first night Justin and I were away from little JW. He stayed the night with my mom and did great. I don't even think he missed us. Me on the other hand, I was texting my mom all night demanding photo updates.


Pioneer Town, CA
Pioneer Town, CA
Pioneer Town, CA
Pioneer Town, CA
Pioneer Town, CA
When we walked up this house was BLASTING "Highway to Hell!!!" - We realized people LIVE on this strip, "Mane St" as they call it. We met the guy who lives here, Rick, he is a super guy... and a great story teller.
Pioneer Town, CA
Pioneer Town, CA
We stopped at this store to admire the pottery and we picked ourselves up a couple of shot glasses. We have to support the local artists!
Pioneer Town, CA


Pioneer Town, CA
The best venue.
Pioneer Town, CA
Pioneer Town, CA
Pioneer Town, CA

7 comments:

Carey Brown Strombotne said...

gaah! i didn't get the memo that gillian welch and dave rawlings were playing there! happy to know you got to go and enjoy!

Anita said...

Sounds like one hell of a trip! Love the photos...especially the last three!

Amanda @ Easy Peasy Organic said...

How veryveryvery cool!

Kylie said...

wow wow wow - BEAUTIFUL photos! i just love it. this is a beautiful blog - so glad i found you via the little lady :)

xo
kylie
www.spencerandkylie.blogspot.com

Kylie said...

wow wow wow - BEAUTIFUL photos! i just love it. this is a beautiful blog - so glad i found you via the little lady :)

xo
kylie
www.spencerandkylie.blogspot.com

Brittany said...

love those star photos! and that martha stewart-ish pumpkin patch is in Southern California... Yucaipa! it's kinda far but worth it!

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