|Dan Flavin piece inside with the Davis mountains reflected.|
I'm not sure how it started, to be quite honest, but somehow one of my favorite of friends and I decided that we would both come home to Texas for the Christmas holidays and we would hightail it to west Texas together. The best laid plans... sometimes end up coming together perfectly and you end up having a kickass time and a marvelous adventure. I had been to west Texas for a few days several years ago. We stayed in Fort Davis that trip and only explored Marfa for a couple of hours. I've been wanting to go back since and this trip was great. No regrets.
The drive from my parents' house to Marfa is somewhere around 6 hours or so? It's a long drive with a lot of empty countryside to see. I love it.
We stayed in a sweet little two bedroom apartment that I found for us through Stay Marfa and I would definitely stay there again in the weather looked less than perfect. Otherwise, next time we're staying in the teepees, damn it. We stopped along the way to pick up some essentials, but other than that our fridge stayed empty. We were across the street from The Get Go, a great little organic grocery that would rival my favorite here in Brooklyn. It's safe to say we went in 4 or 5 times a day while we were there, mostly to get yet another bottle of Topo Chico.
We did the full day tour at the Chinati Foundation, which was great (although maybe a bit much... the boys pooped out for the second half). The tour included a mid day break that we spent wandering around town.
Before heading back to the second half of the tour, us girls stopped for a snack at a food truck across the street from the foundation. Those scotch eggs were bangin'. Actually, all the food was really good.
|Lone Stars and pool sharks - girls' night out.|
Unfortunately we only had the one full day to enjoy being in West Texas but on the way home we stopped in Fort Davis to have breakfast at the Fort Davis Drugstore which was holy crap amazing. My love for chicken fried steak will never die and this was a fiiiiiiinnnneee specimen.
|omg i love you|
We continued our drive back east to celebrate the holidays with our respective families, but I have a whole list of places to visit on my next trip to west Texas.