Friday, 8 February 2008
Giddy up, cowboy
Much to my disappointment we left Palm Springs on Thursday morning and drove to Joshua Tree - not the U2 album, but the National Park. We were clearly in a tight-fisted, world-weary budget traveller frame of mind as, after reaching the visitor centre, it took us about 30mins to decide whether we wanted to shell out $15 to drive round. Finally good sense prevailed and we spent the next 3 hours admiring large rocks and, you've guessed it, Joshua trees. After that we drove to Pioneertown (built in 1946 as a stage set for Western movies; have a look at www.pioneertown.com) and spent the night in the 'Roy Rogers' room at the motel there. Evening entertainment was provided at Pappy & Harriet's Saloon in the form of listening to a band and people-watching the local rednecks.