Pioneertown sunset 6/22/2001
|This journal isn't starting at the beginning, but
one must start SOMEWHERE. It's intended as a personal photo diary. Shortcuts in
photo editing and writing will be necessary to keep it current.
John and I attended Pioneer Town's presentation of Music Under the
Stars. It was, uh, UNUSUAL. The wooden flute music with native drums was
lovely to hear at sunset.
We didn't understand this performer's costuming,
but his dance was intriguing.
|June 23, 2001
|This evening we attended our first
ever Concert In The Park in Yucca Valley, our new home town. A few hundred
guests brought blankets or folding chairs and sat on one of the town's rare
grass lawns to watch the Golden State Dixieland Ramblers. These are
entertainers of Disneyland quality, and sure enough, they're former Disneyland
musicians. Now if we could just get some CURRENT Disneyland musicians (Billy
and the Hillbillies, of course) here for next year.
||This guy played some really
interesting brass instruments, including the
Euphonium and the
Dave Miller, left, is a photograpner for the
delightfully local Hi-Desert Star newspaper. He's photographing the band, but
you'll see them here first! (because the
next newspaper doesn't come out till Wednesday)
Several of us
ladies in the audience got to march, twirling one of those big umbrellas, to
"When the Saint's Come Marching In". It was harder than it looked because of
the wind, which turned my umbrella inside out once.
It was a delightful
breezy evening, and opening for a concert season that makes me want to stay
here rather than go to Disneyland.
|When we got home, Fred, a friend from Coasta Mesa had his
10"-lens comupterized telescope set up in our back yard. He treated us to
wonderful display of the moon, Mars, which was at it's closet to Earth in 13
years, and some star clusters that were millions of light years away. He took
some photos through the telescope, and I'll save a bit of space here in case
there's a good one he lets us share.