|All photos by Frances Moulin|
A few months back, Monsieur Moulin met a Marfa-based artist on a plane, and he instantly became hooked on the idea of visiting. I had heard of it merely from Prada Marfa fame and from a few blog entries I fancied. So being the pseudo-adventurers we are, we decided, why not? We found a ranch in nearby Alpine via VRBO that let us bring our three (yes, three) dogs, so we packed up and took the eight hour road trip to our West Texas destination.
|Food Shark - a dining experience, indeed. The S'mores cookies are worth it alone.|
|Of course there was a cowboy.|
|Marfa has a population of like 2,000 people. Hence the baby water tower.|
|Gasp, re: the colors.|
|Hotel Paisano is where they filmed the classic movie Giant with Elizabeth Taylor |
and James Dean - his very last movie.
|Prada Marfa is actually located in Valentine, Texas, an even smaller town outside of Marfa. |
The definition of "in the middle of nowhere."
|This is deep, y'all.|
|On the way to the McDonald Observatory. Mother Nature is absolutely brilliant.|
|Wild Rose Pass. Although those aren't real blooms, I love the concept and imagery.|
|One of our goats at the ranch. I felt like they were constantly shouting expletives and |
vowing to kill us if only they could get through the gate. Naturally, I want one now.
|The rock that we added to the owner's garden - their creative version of a guest book. Did I |
mention they also gave us fresh eggs from their hens? Such a memorable stay.