Top and Bottoms:: Arden B// Shoes:: Aldo // Studs:: Macy’s
My family trip to Death Valley was a spur of the moment decision made with the intension to get away from it all. Not that we NEEDED to get away from it all. We’re quite happy and stress free actually, but we just wanted to spend sometime away from social media (which didn’t really work, LOL). We were going to travel to Sedona Arizona, but the trip was a few hours too long and since we had just planned it, we opted for Death Valley instead.
The trip from Los Angeles to the National Park was about 5 hours. We rented a Jeep from Rent-A-Car, packed our suitcases, snacks and headed out the door ready to embark on a new adventure. The ride up the highway was mesmerizing because we were witnessing nature in a way we’ve never seen it before. The mountains and valleys were a beautiful sight to see which left us in awe. We made a few quick stops along the way to stretch our legs, use the restrooms and buy some of the best home made beef jerky I’ve had in a long time.
We finally arrived at Death Valley around 7PM and checked in at the Furnace Creek Ranch. I highly recommended it by the way. It’s a beautiful little town with so much history and it makes you feel like you’ve traveled back in time. There’s a pool, golf course, playground, restaurants, saloon, gift shops/general store, and a museum. It’s also close to a lot of great locations to check out while you’re there. We ate at the 49ers Café every single day and night because the food was great and the service was amazing.
I have so many great things to say about Death Valley! I also want to give you guys a list of the places we visited and that we think are a must to check out while you’re there.
Scotty’s Castle a.k.a Death Valley Ranch.
This place offered a 1 hour tour of the castle which we really liked. It covered a lot of history and I also found a lot of inspiration on all the prints of the fabrics and the actual structure of the building. It sparked a lot of creativity for future projects. The drive up to castle was pretty far, but we went anyway. While we were in area we decided to visit a ghost town. I’m a complete sucker for anything scary. Only during the day though, lol. So we drove down to the Ghost town of Rhyolite. The ruins of the town are quite eerie because you can just visualize how life was lived there over 100 years ago.
We then went to a small town in Nevada called Beatty to grab a bite to eat. Nothing much to see or do there though but a candy factory.
Anyway, enjoy my picture diary from the great Death Valley and hopefully it inspires you to visit this great national park.
Must see places:
- Sand Dunes at Mesquite Flats
- Badwater Basin: The lowest point of elevation in North America (282 Feet!)
- Zabriske Point
- Dante’s View.
- Mosaic Canyon
- Artist’s Palette:
This was one of my favorite places to visit because you can see a beautiful array of colors from the minerals that lie within the mountains. I bought a lot of crystals while I was there and I can’t wait to start doing my research on each and every single one of the. Also, if you find a minerals or gold and you take it home you can go to jail! Just FYI. Sucks right?
After getting back from my short trip to D.C., I decided that I would start the week off by putting a cute outfit together, and spending some much needed time outdoors with my family. I missed them so much.
I am wearing this pink top, which I paired with these high-waist blue shorts from Fashion Nova that Jesse actually really liked on me. The flowers complemented the shorts really well. For the accessories, I kept it really simple. I chose this yellow purse with these cute heels to complete the OOTD.
I brought my Tory Burch sandals because spending a whole day in heels is inevitable for me. The day was nice, but a little cloudy (perfect for the BP’s ☺). Izek wanted to go to the park, so we took his bubbles and kite and headed to Paramount Ranch for the afternoon. I never knew flying a kite was so much fun!!
Sweater:: Target (similar)// Skirt:: Target (similar)// Handbag:: Target (new + it’s my must have purse this season!)// Shoes:: SJP ‘Alison’ Bootie (Nordstrom Exclusive) Womens Luggage