Life here in Twentynine Palms seems bleak to those who come here to live for the first time. Especially to those who have spent most of their lives in places that are green with rivers and lakes. I have lived in those places and have come to realize that with any place there are good and bad things about living there. Having lived in Twentynine Palms for 8 years now I’ve come to accept and even enjoy the lifestyle that is Twentynine Palms. Many people come through this city in a temporary fashion. They will leave when the Marine Corps tells them to leave or when a job pulls them away. But I am not military and my job isn’t going any where. I’m in it for the long haul! I’m doing fine in 29.