This past week I was with my love out in Vegas for our yearly summer vacation! Our main objectives were to see shows, eat way too much food, and hopefully not totally waste our paychecks on all those bright movie-themed slots that we can’t seem to stop giving our money to, so we weren’t exactly planning a “Sin City” type of trip. However, during weekdays hotels on the Strip are actually pretty affordable, so we did go all out on one of those mini suites with the giant tub right in the middle of the room. Through the whole planning of this trip I was so excited to buy a bubble bomb at the Lush in front of our hotel so I could take some fancy-bitch bubble bath pictures, ya know, with a glass of champagne in my hand(except its secretly cider because my taste for alcohol is that of a high schooler), and my hair in a messy bun but in, like, a hot way. But then reality kicks in: it’s 2 am, and I just half nakedly slumped over the coffee table in my hotel room to inhale one of Guy Fieri’s bacon mac-and-cheese burgers, after a day full of half drunkenly dodging like a weird amount of children through the casino floors. This all meaning that the moment my fat ass hit those bubbles, and I could finally just relax in a nice warm bath, all the promises I made to myself to take this opportunity to further my social media content just melted away, and laying in the tub with my lil feets on the jets became top priority.
Unfortunately, that kinda became the tone for the whole trip. Neither of us really wanted to lug around the camera bag through big crowds and 115 degree weather, so I didn’t get to take advantage of all the beautiful sites the Strip has to offer, like I originally wanted to. But we were determined to make up for it on our trip back home, when we took a detour to drive through Nevada’s Extraterrestrial Highway.
For those of you who’ve never heard of it before, The Extraterrestrial Highway is a 98 mile, mostly empty, stretch of highway running through the Nevada desert that connects to several access roads leading to the gates of Area 51(which is why it’s supposedly a hot bed for alien activity and UFO sightings)! We didn’t drive down any since they’re all pretty long dirt roads, and you can only get a few miles from the actual gates before you’re chased down by security, but we made sure to stop by every alien gift shop and little road side attractions we could find!
We did actually end up talking to man at one of the stops, who was travelling alone and I think pulled into the shop we were at just so he could share his experience at the gates with somebody. After he talked up the cashier for a couple of minutes, we crossed paths while walking back to the car, and he asked us if we were planning on driving out to any of the access roads, then began to tell us how he got a little too close and had a few security vehicles racing towards him before he quickly turned around and sped away, eventually getting far enough that they left him alone. He did manage to snap a picture or two of the gates before they showed up, which he excitedly pulled up on his phone to show us. He began to joke about how lucky he was to have gotten away because “if they would’ve caught him they could get away with doing whatever they wanted to him in a place like that.”We all had a good laugh and wished each other safe travels, then as we turn to get back into the car my boyfriend looked at me with a face that said “yeah, there’s definitely no way in hell we’re driving down there now.”
For the sake of being realistic, I decided to make this post a mixture of both my tourist-y photo’s wearing my “holy shit it’s hot & I just wanna be comfy”outfit, as well as some that are more like my usual outfit posts, which I got a chance to shoot after stopping at the A’LE’INN for a quick meal of cosmic burgers, and a place to freshen up, at our last big stop in Rachel, Nevada.
After you pass Rachel, NV there’s basically nothing for at least a good 40 miles until you hit the intersection to another highway. It was actually kind of cool how lonely the roads were out there. We were travelling down the highway around the same time as about maybe two or three other groups of people, but besides running into them at the A’le’inn, the majority of the drive we rarely crossed paths with other cars. It made it a great place to take some pictures with the desert back drop, and we shot another psootd shortly after leaving the diner! But those will have to wait until my next post! So for now, I’ll just wrap this up by saying what I tell myself after vacation I ever go on: “I swear I’m gonna take more pictures next time!”
– X-files Top: Torrid
– Active Shorts: Torrid
– Sunglasses: Sunglass Up
– Mesh Top: Boohoo Plus
– Bralette: Torrid
– Shorts: Torrid
– Alien Earrings: Marina Fini from Tunnel Vision
– Glasses: Zenni