Thursday, March 24, 2016

Atomic Trailer Ranch

I was in the Home Depot in Yucca Valley (near Joshua Tree) a couple weekends ago and had a total stranger come up to me and said "hey, Pete!". My first thought was "who is this guy!!?", followed by, "wait a second, you look familiar...!" Turns out he is a Facebook friend. A virtual friend I had never met. Such a funny feeling to have "friends" you have never seen face-to-face. Same as in the blogging world. Many of you feel like "friends" even though I have never met you. Anyway, a super-nice guy, he invited us over to his house for dinner. He calls his weekend house in Joshua Tree the "Atomic Trailer Ranch". He has a great collection of old trailers (I lost count of the total number) and vintage yard art (yard art is a big deal in the desert).


Vintage "yard art"
Perhaps how he came up with the name for his property... old trailers and this "atomic ball" to light things up at night!
Have you every come face-to-face with a virtual friend?
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35 comments:

  1. How cool was that! He has an amazing yard. The atomic ball is super. I loved these photos!

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  2. What a fun thing to happen. He sounds like a nice and unique guy .. I like that in s person!

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  3. How neat is that? No I have never met a virtual friend just in passing. I have met a few of my blogging friends which I have always enjoyed. Sounds like you had a very enjoyable experience and I love his place, especially that old car, which I noticed has a Virginia License plate, big smile here. Great photos as always! The desert is calling me :)

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  4. How neat is that? No I have never met a virtual friend just in passing. I have met a few of my blogging friends which I have always enjoyed. Sounds like you had a very enjoyable experience and I love his place, especially that old car, which I noticed has a Virginia License plate, big smile here. Great photos as always! The desert is calling me :)

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  5. I met up with a blogging pal when she came to SF last summer. It's fun!

    Awesome shots again. I could totally see the vintage car shot on a greeting card.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  6. I've met several virtual friends in real life over the years and all but one of the times was great. One thing that gets me is that their faces have depth! After looking at just pictures for years it shocks me to see them in 3d. The other thing is that they always look older than the pictures. I guess that is the nature of pictures. Anyways, I do it whenever I try and meet virtual friends whenever I can.

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  7. You are just amazing sir.. You have some of best HDR shots!

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  8. Awesome perspective of the car!
    The sky captured very well.

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  9. That's great - I met up with a blogger friend two days ago - really fun to meet in person. love the photos of his Atomic Ranch.

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  10. Superb post as always. Awesome clicks.

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  11. cool pictures!!
    Great!
    best regards
    susa

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  12. Great yard art indeed. Only in the desert I guess and nice to meet an unexpected friend especially there.

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  13. Easier to accumulate old vehicles in the yard than trying to grow flowers in those conditions, I presume. The only blogging friend I've met was my cousin! But as we'd never met before I think that just about counts.

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  14. Lovin' the perspective of your images. And yes, I've met quite a few online friends face to face.

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  15. Great set of images and yes, I have met one of my blogging buddies at a state fair. Very nice fellow and we still keep in touch.

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  16. Hello, it is neat you met up with a virtual friend. Great series of photos, I like the yard art. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend! Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  17. My yard art is one zombie gnome.

    Smiles to all my un-met friends.

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  18. Absolutely wonderful shots--- especially the Buick!

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  19. Wonderful post, I love the photo of that old car.

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  20. Hi! These are just fantastic photos! I had the opportunity to meet someone I had been friends with on Facebook ... and prayed for during her illness... We met each other at my son's wedding ... The bride (my daughter-in-law) is her niece... We hugged as if old friends. It was wonderful to finally meet her!
    ~ Maria

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  21. how cool. Things like this can´t be found in Sweden. Not as I know anyway. Loved to see yours.

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  22. Absolutely fabulous images displayed on your blog today. Love the old Buick!

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  23. cool stuff, love the old car

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  24. What great things to photograph! Yard art is a whole form unto itself and I am amazed by much of it. I've met a few folks from a forum, but not blogging. In fact, that's why I moved to New Zealand and got a new hubby :)

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  25. Great captures as always! So nice to meet a facebook/blog friend! I've also met some. And I few have become friends in real life too, sharing our common hobby, photography.

    Happy Easter!

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  26. This is so cool. Yes, I've met a few blog pals IRL [in real life]

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  27. What a great surprise. And cool snaps as well.

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  28. Love the old car (what is it?) and the light in your photos.
    The colours of land and rust fuse so well....thanks for sharing this!

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  29. Never, I think I would be a bit concerned if I did. Think your trailers (caravans) last better over there than here as it's too wet & damp. Awesome car and I love the atomic ball

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  30. Ah, so you're a Pete - hope I'm on your list of virtual friends!

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