Meet the Castillos! It takes less than two minutes of being around them to fall in love with them. They are generous, thoughtful, strikingly beautiful and down-to-earth people.
Marfa has been a must-see destination on my list for years! The quirky and interesting arts and phenomena of the region have always seemed wildly fascinating, so I very easily said YES when I had the opportunity to explore Marfa with some of my best pals.
We assumed that surely the desert would be scorching and dry, as most of these summer days have been. It was a shock to arrive and feel dewy mountain air in the mid-sixties. During our weekend stay, the spectacular stars and the curious Marfa lights eluded us due to overcast and stormy skies throughout, which was a bummer but I'll definitely be back. A huge and unexpected plus was that our trip happened to coincide with the Marfa Film Festival. We got to meet many a surreal folk who were amongst the coolest people we've ever interacted with. We were able to join in on some of the festivities, and each of us was delightedly surprised at how friendly and interesting everybody that we met was.
The trip was a hit for many reasons, but some of my favorite moments were cruising in the car (for 20 + hours) with the gals. We laughed, we fought (as in physically brawled), and talked and talked and talked some more. It was a much needed and treasured trip.
Travel tips: Take a minivan. Check the weather before you leave. Take turns playing music. Make sure all your rest stops are at Stripes; they have top notch commodes!
Lini is one of those people that has a magnetic pull. It feels good to be in her company. She's a laugh a minute. The things that come out of her mouth shock and slay. She's a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. I admire so many things about this beloved friend of mine. I've seen her go through valleys and remain unwaveringly steadfast and full of light. She chooses to trust God and fights for kindnesses and goodness, even when it seems to be in short supply. I'm so proud and lucky to be loved by her.
Public service announcement: do yourself a favor & hire Lini to braid your hair sometime. She is a gifted & talented woman. She can miraculously make my bald head look like Amber Fillerup's extension laden barbie hair, blessed be! So, if you're ever in the market for a hair miracle, I suggest you contact her.
I'm Nicole - photographer, teacher, plant mama, thrill seeker, and maker. I am interested in experiencing and sharing life's intimate and wild moments.