The Big List of Strange, Fun & Unique Attractions in Southern California

I love visiting unusual places. They are often the places that have earned their spot in California history simply because the owner is trying to do something new. Whether it is a hike, a restaurant, or just a collection of odd things, this list is dedicated specifically to the unique stuff I visit in Southern California […]

Mt Baldy Moonlight Hike to Devils Backbone & BBQ

While the Mt Baldy area is a popular winter skiing location due to its proximity to Los Angeles, it is also a haven for many different summer activities as well, of which my favorite is hiking. One of the things I have always wanted to do is go on their moonlight hike and BBQ that […]

Peggy Sue’s Diner: 1950’s Style Diner with a Dinosaur Park

After seeing the signs for Peggy Sue Diner for years on my drives to Las Vegas I finally decided I should stop by and give it a chance. This exit is also where you can check out the Jenny Rose sign and even take a trip to Calico Ghost town if you feel so inclined. More […]

Zzyzx Road & Healing Center on Highway 15

On the road to Las Vegas on Highway 15, Zzyzx Road is a place that has undoubtedly sparked many debates as to what the name stands for and what is located at the end of that road. I have been a few times, with the most recent being in 2017 and this historic spot continues […]

Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch on Route 66

Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch is a perfect example of why I started this blog. It encompasses one mans’ passion for creating something unique which lead to my passion for finding, documenting and photographing these things for others to enjoy. Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch is literally a forest of bottle trees (large metal pipes with bottles […]

Baker: Attractions at the Desert Oasis on the Drive to Vegas

The town of Baker is a place that has made a name for itself based on its giant thermometer and its location right on the 15 freeway in the middle of Las Vegas and Los Angeles. It is also the main way to enter Death Valley from the south side, but I feel it is […]

Mad Greek Cafe in Baker

When driving through the desert to Vegas there are only two main places to stop in California, Barstow and Baker; and while I have always been afraid of Greek food in the middle of the desert I decided it was past time I gave it a try, enter the Mad Greek. Located right in the […]

Pioneertown: A Cowboy Town Created for Movies

I had the opportunity to go to Pioneertown 6 months ago but just found the photos that I took from the town. This day was full of adventure with Pappy and Harriet’s, Desert Christ Park and Tahquitz Canyon waterfall so it must have got lost in the shuffle. That being said, Pioneertown is great. Walking the […]

Bonita Falls in Lytle Creek: 100 Foot Waterfall Near Rancho Cucamonga

As far as waterfalls in Southern California go, I have seen a lot. I think if I had to pick a favorite though, Bonita Falls would probably be it. This majestic waterfall falls over 100 feet which by Southern California standards is massive. It is an excellent example of the gems that are often missed […]

Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley

One of the things I like about the desert is that you find a lot of things here that would not happen in big cities. The ample amount of cheap land allows the artist especially unique opportunities to create art in the stark contrast of the surrounding desert. A perfect example of this is the […]