This is Texas.

(Image from the Marfa Chamber of Commerce website.)

In that grey circle is Marfa, a mere 7 hours west of Austin, where my beau and I ventured just before Christmas.

Highlights that didn’t make it into photos included dinner at the old-fashioned soda fountain at the Fort Davis Drug Store, a Star Party at the McDonald Observatory (with 6 telescopes and a zillion stars), a late snack at the Museum of Electronic Wonders and Late Night Grilled Cheese Parlor, breakfast at the café/florist Buns ‘n’ Roses, nabbing some groceries at the amazingly well-stocked The Get Go, (they even had Inés Rosales tortas from Seville!) and the 100 untitled works in mill aluminum at the Chinati Foundation, where indoor photos are forbidden. No Marfa Lights, folks, but we gave that a shot too, in the cold, dark night, even though I was running on 2 hours of sleep and nearly falling over from exhaustion. Didn’t want to miss anything.

Below are some of my favorite pics of Marfa itself, as well as the McDonald Observatory and some of the roads travelled along the way. I may yet post separately about El Cósmico, which hosted us in one of the most precious old trailers on Earth.


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