WAAAYYYY out in the middle of the desert, stands the Nellie E. Saloon, commonly called the Desert Bar. Only open on Saturday and Sunday, it is powered entirely by solar panels.
It is always packed the last two weekends of January while everyone is at Quartzsite. Parking is at a premium.
There is a church there with only one wall. Lots of weddings are held here, so I didn't get too close.
There are some old vehicles left over from the mining days.
Including a big rusty one! (I know the sign says "Do Not Touch," but I couldn't resist.)
The tall structures are cooling towers, which work similar to swamp coolers. When you wet the pads on top, cool air falls.
They serve food, but never ever any cheese. You can bring your own condiments, but they have recently added ketchup and mustard.
There is live entertainment, which must take up a good bit of their electricity.
One evening our WIN group went to the Somewhere Bar in Bouse. They open the bar just for us, and provide steaks and a grill where we burn our own.
It must be 5:00, because we're at Somewhere.
They even have a band for us, and WIN friend Millie sings a few songs.
And we all dance the night away.