, a group of us led by Howard and Linda made our way to the Desert Bar, The Nellie E Saloon. Our kids who have friends who have a vacation house in Parker and so have visited this fun bar and restaurant a number of times. We kept meaning to go there ourselves and finally we have now done so. The name Nellie E comes from the mining claim as the land the bar sits on is a former mining area. You get there by driving just north of Parker onto a dirt road,. Cienega Springs Rd that whines through the desert for about six miles. Then in the middle of the desert, there is the saloon. It is completely run on solar power and there are sitting and bar areas both in and outside. There is also a stage where Hard Rain played the day we were there. A great band with a great selection of tunes, that included original tunes, as well as a mix of cover songs of Rolling Stones, REM, Talking Heads, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash among others. A lot of fun was had by all.
|Howard in Yellow and Linda right below in lt yellow|