After our first night at Red Rock Canyon State Park north of Mojave we motored the 27 miles east to Randsburg. Gold was discovered here in 1895. Today it is mostly tourism that keeps the few antique shops, general store and ice cream parlor going. With a population of around 70, this is my kind of place.
I found this little place on a side street and briefly imagined living here, but would I? No, as this is the high desert and it does get snow in the winter. I'll take a place in the deserts further south, on flatland where I can see for miles and miles in all directions.
Then I walked around to the side and saw it required just a little bit more work than I am interested in doing at this stage in my life. Plus there is nowhere to park the Little House on the Highway.
One of the shops on the main street. Everything is closed on weekdays. On weekends some open if the proprietor feels like it. I love that rust on the facade. And look at all those cool bottles in the window.