We recently took a trip to Joshua Tree National Park and got a chance to watch the sunrise there. It was a clear day with hardly any wind. As we were walking into the park, I think we were both struck by the stillness and tranquilty we found. It was a beautiful place to be and we were happy to start our trip to the Wild West there. We ran into one of the park rangers and got to talking about what places he likes to go for breakfast or lunch. He suggested the Crossroads Cafe and Tavern down the road as it was one of his and the other rangers’ favorite places.
When we arrived, we could see why it was. It seemed like a place that you can find locals and out of towners enjoying some very appealing dishes. I really enjoyed the interior and exterior decorations. Though it’s not a part of the decor, I also liked the ‘Donkey For Sale’ sign posted on the outside of the restaurant 🙂 Inside, it had fun, quirky and relaxed atmosphere where you order at the front and they’ll call your name out to find where you’re seated and serve you your food. We ordered a cheesesteak and chicken sandwich that each came with some mesclun salad on the side. Afterwards, we headed a few doors down to the Beatnik Cafe for some iced coffee. Pierre was his usual, genial self and right away made friends with a local artist that was hanging out there. We would have like to have stayed to hear the band that was going to play that night but we had to continue on our trip. They’ll always be next time.
Our next stop – The Grand Canyon. Stay tuned for more from our trip.