Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Coarsegold CA (Low 42 Sunny but Cool High 68)

Yesterday was a rainy cloudy day so we did not go to Yosemite. We did a day of going to the Post Office, lunch, manicure/pedicures, grocery shopping, etc. Lunch was at Gold Mine Pizza in Coarsegold which has excellent pizza and calzones. This allow us to catch up on blog entries from our time in the internet dead zones, this time continuing our adventures while in Parker Arizona.

It is a rite of passage for visitors to this area to make a trip to the Desert Bar, an oasis way out in the desert on a primitive road. Run by solar the place is only open Saturday and Sunday from Noon-6p from October-April. Known for its location, food and live bands. Here is the road in:

The Desert Bar from a distance.

A really neat place.

Random observations:

Primitive roads and one ton dually trucks don't go well together :-(

Food was really good, but maybe a little salty and expensive. Here is Bob waiting for our food.

Here is our food.

Live band was really good and we could tell it was a big draw as the lot was fuller than when we got there and vehicles in were constant on our way out.

Only downside was it was all outside and they allowed smoking, there must be a BobnJo's Law that smokers, especially cigar smokers, always seem to sit near nonsmokers. We were upstairs and no cigar smoker, went downstairs to order and there was a cigar smoker there so got the food and went back up. You guessed wasn't 5 minutes and a cigar smoker was right by us :-(

What got our attention the most had to be this horseshoe art:

One of the solar panels for their power.

This was an adventure to be sure, probably a once in a lifetime adventure.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. Heard of the place on other blogs, but never got to experience for ourselves. Safe travels

  2. We have had many a good time at the Desert bar. He hope to get back there next winter. Have a good one!

  3. Know what you mean about a once in a lifetime - however we've done it three times and I keep saying no more.

  4. We went to a Desert Bar in Lake Havasu AZ and needed our Jeep just to get there... we had a blast. This one looks like a lot of fun!