It may not have been the most convenient choice, but when we had the chance to drive three hours to spend one night at the Rimrock Ranch in Pioneertown, CA near Joshua Tree, we jumped at it.
Although we didn't arrive in town until after 7 p.m., we managed to squeeze in dinner at La Casita Nueva an hour before they closed (even on a Saturday night!).
We ate fish tacos and camarones rancheros while being serenaded by these guys.
It's been several months since I stayed in Joshua Tree. My favorite coffee house may have closed, but last night and today I experienced lots of welcome deja vu driving along unlit country roads and shopping for wine at Stater Bros. I wish I could have spent more time there, but as they say, it's always best to keep me wanting more...
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