Sunday, January 15, 2012

Trailer Park Goth at the Hicksville Trailer Palace

Greetings lovelies! I apologize for being away for so long, but I have been enjoying the new year! So far, I've been relishing starting many of my new year's resolutions, participating in the Batfit fitness challenge (along with many of you, I'm sure!) and celebrating my birthday! Unfortunately I'm a little under the weather today, but at least this gives me a chance to share my latest adventure with you!

For my birthday this year, I did something extra special...I went trailer park goth and spent the weekend at Hicksville Trailer Palace near Joshua Tree, CA! I first heard about Hicksville on Zoetica Ebb's site, and since I love the desert and "glamping" (that's glamour camping to you), I couldn't wait to go!

Let me tell you, after last weekend it was everything I hoped for and more!! I got complete solitude, endless stars, the brightest moon I've ever seen, tons of yummy s'mores and lots of things to explore in the nearby towns (including the coolest biker bar ever!). Not to mention the actual trailers in Hicksville were adorable! Each had a different theme, and Mister Spooky and I stayed in "The Lux" a Cramps/horror/tiki-inspired vintage Airstream! We had an old black and white TV that played movies (we watched Night of the Living Dead and They Live) and even our own tiki totem, zombie and skeleton flamingos outside! We stayed by ourselves one night (and made some new friends!) and our friends met up with us the next day/night!

Check out photos of the getaway below:

Hicksville Trailer Palace

 Sunset over Hicksville

 The Lux

 Inside and Outside The Lux

Our zombie :)

My first bullseye (on my first try!) at the archery range

 Watching Night of the Living Dead on the old skool TV
in our trailer!

 The Pioneer

 The coolest biker bar ever!

 Invaders beware!

 Sigh...the desert is soooo beautiful

 Fuzzy cactus

 Random dinosaurs in Joshua Tree

We got to check out Joshua Tree National Park, a cool curio/comic book shop called Hoodoo, the local flea market, Pioneertown and a veg restaurant called The Natural Sisters Cafe that had the most divine eggless tofu sandwich! I've seriously debated driving the 2 hours out there JUST for that sandwich!

There was plenty to do at Hicksville up the other guests, play rad music on the free outdoor jukebox, peruse the library (there was even a Friday the 13th novelization in there!) shoot some bows and arrows, roast marshmallows for s'mores, take a dip in the rooftop hot tub, lounge around the pool, talk to the awesome owner, Morgan, hang out in the teepee, and just relax!!

I miss it so much there! It was such a special time and the perfect birthday getaway! I can't wait to go back!


  1. That looks like a lot of fun! And your zombie looks very Voldemort-esque

  2. wat- this is the greatest thing ive seen all day. i want to stay in the fifi and the lux! bookmarking their site and i have got to go here when i move back stateside XD so cool you had a great time!

  3. That is so cool! I've never heard of something like that, looks like you had a lot of fun. Happy late birthday

  4. Cool place. Looked into it, but most rooms only sleep 1-3 and we have 2 kids. Too bad.

  5. @Leo - the bigger trailers sleep more, but it's not really geared towards kids. It's more of a grown-up getaway!

  6. Really cool! & sounds like so much fun

    BTW you're it (see my blog for the info :))

    Hope you had a great bday!

  7. Woah that place looks really cool!! How fun. Happy belated birthday!


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