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
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
The coolest biker bar ever!
Sigh...the desert is soooo beautiful
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 too...chat 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!