Pioneertown, CA

Blondie: You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I first became a gunslinger when I was in pre-school and I got my first six shooter.  When the apartment got a new washer I acquired the big cardboard box and I got my first western fort.  I cut a whole in the box so I could stick my gun out and shoot at enemies.  

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I was excited to see the sign for Pioneertown.  Fine desert sand crunched beneath me.  I imagine spurs digging into the dusty ground in days past.  Mini sand storms swirled about me.  The fine grains of sand get everywhere.  Sun was high in the sky and I sought shade beneath old weathered wooden structures. 

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pioneertown.4879I found an operation Post Office and the famed O.K. Corral where many a gunfighter met his violent end. 

pioneertown.4847There were many shops that were open where you could buy a memento of the old days. 

pioneertown5075People on horseback rode through town.  

pioneertown5081Met Rick Russell who invited us into his home.  Was awesome seeing the inside of a Pioneertown home.  Structure was constructed mostly of old weathered wood.  One room home was small.  Perfect for a bachelor pad.  He was a gracious host and showed us a pilot of his reality tv show Pioneertown the Series.  His birds and dog were quite friendly.

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pioneertown5079pioneertown5074Was awesome seeing how the gunslingers of old lived.  It has hot and dry and I headed over to Pappy and Harriet’s for a cold drink and hot steak grilled over a wood fire.

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Pioneertown, CA 92268

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  1. Maggie Addleman says: Reply

    Such beautiful pictures! Love the row of school desks outside.

    1. Thanks! It was really beautiful out there.

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