During a trip to Joshua Tree National Park, a side trip planned by photographer friends from Inland Empire Photo Club in Temecula, California took us to Pioneertown, California. Not being a fan of kitschy, touristy stuff, I was pleasantly surprised to find the history behind this little town. During my early childhood, Roy Rogers built this town as a movie set for his many westerns produced in the 1950’s. What made it neat was that I had traveled with my family during that same time and took a trip into Hollywood to meet Trigger (his horse). (I’m trying to find a photo from my mother’s slide collection – I will post it later if I find it.) Below is a picture of Roy Rogers bowling the first set in the bowling alley in Pioneertown. Look at his tight pants – you can tell he’s not a real cowboy! That’s his wife Dale Evans to the left, and I think the Sons of the Pioneers singing group behind (but not sure about that).
Was enjoying photography and retirement until my youngest son contracted Valley Fever while working. Now, I haven’t written any posts or taken many photos (very few anyway). I struggle with remembering all my settings since not using them. There are plans afoot to start my blog again.
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I am a man who believes romance should never die, movies make for a great night, custom suiting is a must and creating a legacy is one's purpose. A man who holds true to this understands the gentleman's lifestyle.