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!
Below you will see a sampling of images from our time in Marfa proper. Enjoy!
I'm Nicole - photographer, teacher, plant mama and maker. I am interested in experiencing and sharing life's intimate and wild moments.