Monday, August 5, 2013

White Trash Weekend at Hicksville Trailer Palace

Three trailers at Hicksville Trailer Palace - 
The Ingratrailor, The Fifi and The Lux

I finally got the chance to go back to Hicksville Trailer Palace for a friend's birthday a few weekends ago! I positively adored celebrating my own birthday there a year and a half ago (read about it here), so I was super-excited when our friend (go check out his web comic dot problems!) rented the whole place in honor of his birthday!

Hicksville is a small resort tucked far off the beaten path near Joshua Tree, California. They feature amazing restored Airstream trailers, each decorated in a different theme. They have a pool, archery, BB guns, fire pits, ping pong, a library, a jukebox loaded with cool tunes, and much more for their guests! I love going there and relaxing in the gorgeous desert! 

Let's start at the beginning of the trip, shall we? We went to Hicksville in late July, so I knew it was gonna be hot, hot, hot! I packed a cute sundress, new sunnies, and a witchy hat to protect my paleness from the sun, plus tons of sunblock (I use Trader Joe's cruelty-free 50 SPF sunblock spray, which is cruelty-free and vegan)!

 My main outfit for the trip!

It takes about two and a half hours to drive from Orange County to Joshua Tree, so we made sure to stop a few times to stretch our legs! Our first stop was at the Cabazon Dinosaurs! We wandered around the brontosaurus and tyrannosaurus a while, went in the gift shop and were back on the road. 

The Cabazon Dinosaurs, which you might recognize
 from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Of course, I had to pay a visit to the Natural Sisters Cafe in Joshua Tree. I got my usual - the eggless tofu sandwich. I am in heaven every time I get this tasty sandwich!! I also got a huge slice of vegan carrot cake, which I managed to eat all by myself. YUM!!

 Vegan eggless tofu sandwich (plus side of quinoa salad) 
at Natural Sisters Cafe in Joshua Tree

Vegan carrot cake at Natural Sisters Cafe in Joshua Tree

We finally arrived to Hicksville and checked into our Pioneer trailer!

Our trailer, the Pioneer! So adorable, isn't it?!

The interior of The Pioneer

Last time we had stayed in The Lux trailer, which boasts a Cramps/horror-theme (which was totally us!), but it was a little small for us so this time we decided to stay in The Pioneer, a Western-themed trailer! Yeehaw! I loved this trailer and even wore my cowgirl boots in honor of us staying there! 

Cowgirl boots, skull sunnies and a witchy hat by the pool

We spent a hot Saturday lounging around the pool, rocking out to some tunes, playing games, cooling off in the air conditioned trailers, and, of course, taking lots of photos! Here are some of my favorites from this trip:

 Teepee and archery at Hicksville

 Hicksville Library and archery equipment

 Hicksville has a vending machine filled with awesome merch!
Drink cozies, cups, mugs, snacks, flasks, travel cup, 
sunglasses, bottle opener, and much, much more!

 I couldn't resist buying a Hicksville Trailer Palace mug!

 Whoa, checkout this huge scorpion we pulled out of the pool! 
Poor little guy drowned, but eeeeeeeeek!!

 A few random photos - cute witch book from the library, 
cool Devil's Dungeon neon sign, zombie neighbor 
at The Lux trailer, the bathroom mirror

Later that night we had a BBQ (vegan hot dogs and grilled corn for me!) and enjoyed some adult libations with the birthday boy! It was a little hot for a fire, but we made one anyway and those brave enough made s'mores. Then we howled at the moon, gazed at the stars (you can see so many out there!) and just enjoyed the awesome summer night. I even ended up making vegan s'mores (homemade graham crackers, Dandies marshmallows and dark chocolate) at around 3AM!

Sunset over Hicksville

Another stunning sunset photo - desert sunsets are the best!

The next day on our way out of town we visited Pioneertown for a bite at Pappy and Harriet's, which is pretty much my favorite bar ever. Their menu isn't very vegan friendly, but the drinks and atmosphere make up for it!

Pappy and Harriet's in Pioneertown

We had another amazing weekend at Hicksville and definitely plan on coming back at least once a year! Thanks again for the lovely memories, Hicksville! I love you!

Wanna book your own vacation at Hicksville? For more info and booking, visit their website!

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