My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

It’s a Beautiful Day Today  / Moby Grape Palm Springs Diary – The End If you’re guessing we had a pretty good time in Palm Springs, I’d say “Yeah!!” But I really didn’t mean to make it into an encyclopedia. Pardon me on that. We were only there one week, but we did quite a bit – …

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Misty Roses / Tim Hardin Return to Idyllwild We knew it was going to be over 100 F in the valley so … Plan B: head back up to Idyllwild for the day.

Tim Hardin / Simple Song of Freedom (written by Bobby Darin) Palm Springs Art Museum Rose and I both studied Art … so off the Museum … Out on the sidewalk: former Patrons of Note:  

The Living Desert

The Living Desert The Living Desert is a Zoo and Botanical Garden … of sorts – with a theme of the world’s Deserts – it’s plants and creatures – plus other attractions. It’s large. You could probably spend the whole day here if you wanted to. I have to confess though, that I’m not a big fan …

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Joshua Tree National Park Didn’t know much about Joshua Tree National Park – except that it was big – and had a good circle route drive – up through the High Desert. So we stocked up on water and headed out … Ever had a bunch of cactus spines stuck in you? Not pleasant. Many cactus …

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Pioneer Town  On the way  in …    

Pioneer Town  On our map I spotted a place called Pioneer Town – which I hoped might be an authentic Western style attraction. But it turned out to be somewhat of a tacky tourist trap. And we also discovered upon arrival that most everything here was closed – only open on Weekends at this time of year – …

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Palace Pools At the ‘Palace’ we had 8 pools to choose from. We humbly only used 2. One at a time.

Over the years I’ve travelled quite a bit – but I learned to ‘live on a shoestring’ because I was often low on money. But I learned that I could still enjoy life. And I did. I’m quite happy to travel cheap. Roses has a bit of a different Idea. Not a ‘bad idea’ – but different. …

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Well, Rose and I are in Palm Springs … I will not really be making any posts about our trip until I get back … because I foolishly decided not to bring my laptop … thinking that resources here would be sufficient … WRONG ! so I haven’t really got any way to post our …

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