Pioneertown, Jerome, Big Sur, Virgnia City and the list goes on. It's something that we both pursue and relish.
But I think Reyes Creek Bar & Grill takes the cake. It's kind of like the West Coast version of the Chevy Chase, Demi Moore, Dan Aykroyd masterpiece "Nothing But Trouble."
But instead of amongst the toxic waste dumps and spewing factories of New Jersey, it's set in the beautiful Los Padres National Forest.
Just like the film though, the city even has its own recent history with cops over reaching their bounds.
So that's just it. We're off to Valkenvania on Saturday. Don't even bother bringing your cell phone.
Basement Tavern, 9pm-close
2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Saturday, May 19
Reyes Creek Bar & Grill, 8pm-close
26905 Camp Scheideck Road
Maricopa, CA 93252
Sunday. May 20
Creek Side Inn, 1pm-4pm