on the road, nothing like a classic summer road trip. driving from dallas to marfa, watching the change of scenery, listening to music, stopping in little towns for gas and snacks, laughing to stupid things, sitting in silence, making slight detours to check out random places, having small moments of feeling utterly free....the drive alone contributes so much before making it to the final destination.
searched for food and alcohol. we found alcohol but ended up at stripes gas station for dinner. no complaints. cup noodles never fails.
we stayed in a cute little house in the middle of town for the first 3 nights. days and evenings were well spent. we explored the town of marfa the first day visiting locals shops and ventured out in the evening to fort davis to the mcdonald observatory star party. this was a starry night to remember. being so high up in the mountains in darkness, without city lights disturbances and gazing at the stars and planets for hours.
after breakfast at do your thing coffee we made the drive to valentine to check out prada marfa.
we checked out of the house, had breakfast at boyz 2 men taco trailer then made the beautiful drive out to balmorhea state park for a day of sun and swimming at a natural spring pool. returning in the evening we checked into el cosmico. if you ever visit marfa, this spot is a must. they offer vintage trailers, tepees, and safari tents to stay in. by far the most inviting, peaceful stay. the outside shower was one of the most pleasant things i have yet to experience. we had date night at one of my favorite places ever, cochineal. brad and i had breakfast here four years ago and it's been on mind ever since. so happy we got to go again.
late wake up followed by expresso and another fabulous outside shower at our little pinky trailer. late brunch, followed by a little more exploration before getting on the road back home. small town with big ideas...still more to delve into.
until next time marfa.