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.
|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.|
|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!|
|The best venue.|