A Menu?

Actually, we don’t have a menu like you might find in a restaurant or like an index at the back of a book. Instead, and at the top of each page, you’ll find various “sections” or “features” that will present information, photos, maps and guides that will assist and entertain visitors to this web site as well as visitors to our Desert Wonderland.

In the column on the right side of your screen you’ll find additional web site features and information resources. You can also view past articles and information that are archived by month & year by selecting your choice under the title Previously Posted Articles. You can also view short introductions to a string of recent articles by clicking on the title Misc Topics, (in the black bar across the top of the page) then click on that article to view the entire missive. 

About the photos (images) shown on this and many other pages… these are generally small “thumbnail” size. You can click on the photo to view a larger version. Clicking on the “back button” or “closing” the window displaying the larger photo will return you to the place where you left off.

A little “trick”: for PC users, hold down your “shift” key, then click on the photo… that “trick” will open up a “new browser window” displaying the larger photo. When you’re finished click on the “x” in the upper right corner of the browser. That will close that browser window and you’ll be right back where you started when you clicked on the thumbnail sized picture.

As of September 2011 I have learned more about “building the web site” and a few minor changes have been made. For Visitors & Tourists, I have a new method of providing them with a lot of information about “where to find stuff and how to get there” in our Desert Wonderland. Under the web site title (header) at the top of the page, you’ll find the link titled “TOURIST INFO“. Click on that to see what we are currently working on. 

If you’re interested in the Cosmos, there will be a set of articles on gazing at the billions of stars that can only be seen in the second darkest night skies in the USA – yup! Right here in Joshua Tree. Several local astronomy clubs offer “starry night” tours of the heavens using large and modern telescopes that project live images direct onto a huge theater screen giving the visitor a unique opportunity to see what’s really “up there”.

Our Photo Gallery section will be another outstanding feature that will present scenery, grand vistas, unique and unusual home designs of traditional southwest styles to ultra modern and what many might call “off-beat” dwellings under the banner Local Architecture. Desert plants and trees, artistic natural rock and boulder formations, sunrises, sunsets, and countless wild critters that call our Desert Wonderland their home.

As you browse through our features, you’re certain to find many interesting and informative articles unique to our region to suit your taste for adventure. Of equal importance will be our section outlining the Coachella Valley, candidly referred to as “down below” by our locals, which includes Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, La Quinta and other surrounding communities, not to mention the well known Native American entertainment centers — the Casinos… all just minutes from Interstate highway 10; our direct link to Los Angeles.

The night life “down below” in the Coachella Valley is second to none, with fine cuisine, luxurious lodging, sports, spectacular scenery and memorable entertainment.


To view a particular Feature (shown under the Special Interest Pages on the right side of the screen) just click on the Title that most closely describes your particular interests. There you may also find LINKS to additional valuable resources.


4 Responses to Menu

  1. Meridith says:

    Excellent ideas! I have been looking for anything like this for quite a while finally. Excellent!

    • Bill Ford says:

      Well now Meridith, thank you for the comment and hidden compliment too!! I’m the Founder of JoshuaTreeStar and I must say that I’m just learning how to “design, set up” a web site. So, please be patient while I learn and post stuff that I believe will be useful to visitors like you. Eventually, the current “” will revert to the primary name minus the “wp.” Which brings to mind… how did you “find” us? I haven’t even announced it except for a couple friends and family. The “wp.” version is really intended to be a “test site”.

      Anyway Meridith, do enjoy and I invite you to critique the site as we move forward. Your input would be greatly appreciated.

      Bill Ford, Founder

  2. Kris says:

    Visited your blog through Google. You already know I am subscribing to your rss.

  3. Bill Ford, Founder says:

    Hi Kris…
    Thanks for the visit and your obvious interest in what we’re trying to accomplish. As I learn “how-to”, I’ll be posting stuff from time to time as time will permit. If you have improvement suggestions, feel free to advise. Thanks

    Bill Ford, Founder