We had a delightful two night mini-vaycay at an AirBnB owned and operated by one of Windy’s friends. What a good time we had!
We thought we were going to stop for lunch in Hacienda Heights at a place called Alaska Cafe but instead:
On our first evening we drove into the park in search of stars. Oh Yes, we had Stars. Of course the pictures don’t do them justice because I was too lazy to set up the tripod…but Night Sight on the phones gave us at least a memory, taken in total darkness btw. We chose these two nights because they were the closest to a New Moon before I leave for Iceland.
After breakfast and some hot tubbin’ and hammock swingin’ we went to the nearby Pioneertown, used extensively in Western movies and TV, and music videos and tiktoks, etc. and now also occupied by shops and a well-regarded restaurant. We had fun and far too many pictures follow.
Next stop we drove into the park for a walk along the High View Nature Trail.
Next we took a spin through 29 Palms to enjoy the murals followed by home sweet home where we ate cabbage rolls Lona brought that tasted just like Mom’s and we watched a couple episodes of Death in Paradise. It was a lovely evening.
And now it’s our last morning. We all agreed, we want another night! But we packed up anyway and headed home through the park. We stopped for an excellent walk along the Arch Rock Nature Trail.