02 December 2014

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK



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During our visit to Joshua Tree we really wanted to camp but they were not allowing fires and personally I think camping without a fire is lame. S'mores, whiskey, and late night hangs around the fire are the best! It all worked out though thanks to Hicksville Trailer Palace, we got our S'mores, Whiskey, Fire, and Glamping on with strangers. Even though we didn't camp we still went to Joshua Tree National Park to do some hiking. Funny thing, right when we pulled in we looked over to the left and my friend Jaime, from Ax and Apple was right there! I hadn't seen her since our Girls Marfa trip 2 years back. Crazy how we keep hanging out in the desert...or not crazy at all.

Tip /// Don't play catch with the little broken off Cacti balls. Jacob learned the hard way...HA!

Places people told us to go while in Joshua Tree ///
Lucid Stead Art installation
Pioneer town
Pappy and Harriet's (food and beer)
Hoof and Horn
Crossroads Cafe
Chola Cactus Gardens
Salvation Mountain (not in Joshua Tree but close enough)
The Salton Sea (not in Joshua Tree but close enough)
Hicksville Trailer Palace
Joshua Tree Saloon
The Integration
Calabasas Dinosaurs (a little ways out)
Workshop Bar and Kitchen (palm springs)
Black Rock Campground
Warren Peak
Joshua Tree National Park





01 December 2014

HICKSVILLE TRAILER PALACE /// Joshua Tree


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During our #LisenbesinCalifornia adventure I knew we had to make it to Joshua Tree, it was on my long list of places I wanted us to experience. There was no set plans on this trip except to pick up my new (Aryseco) surfboard and to see our California Framily, that was not a typo but a word that explains the friends who become family. We only had 10 days to explore places in California that we've never been before. Jacob and I flew in to San Diego then rented a car on Day 1. On Day 6 we made the long haul to Joshua Tree, and with the recommendation from friends on Instagram we made a reservation at Hicksville Trailer Palace. Can I just say this is one of the main reasons I love instagram, I mean we wouldn't of found this place on our own... in the middle of the desert...on our long drive. So worth it. Since we went during the week it was very chill and only two other trailers were rented out. During the weekends I think it's a whole other story. Just take that into consideration when booking. I loved everything about this place! The Juke Box had an awesome selection, the roof top Hot Tub had a perfect view, and I love that they stamp and send off your postcards to loved ones. We would of stayed a lot longer and told our framily to come meet us except that the place was already rented out. We are totally coming back here with our group in the near future.

Things to Pack ///
Swimsuit for Hot tub/ Pool
S'mores
Food for grilling and snacking
Firewood
Fun floats for pool
Warm and cool clothes, the temperature kept changing
A good book while you lounge

On Brandi ///
Distressed Denim /// Boots /// Tank /// Tee /// Suit /// Harem Pants /// Sunnies  /// Romper /// Lippy

On Jacob ///
Blankets ///Pants /// Shoes /// Tee /// Hat /// Radical Ring /// Denim Vest /// Sunnies  /// Beanie