Marfa Burrito

We had heard this was a great place for breakfast, so we gave it a try.

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Doesn’t look like much from the outside…but it was great!!
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Very little English spoken, but we managed.
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The menu was the bright pink poster on the wall. We had the Primo.
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As you can see it was big and delicious.
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The green sauce in the spoon added some heat. Coffee was free.
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Nice home cooked meal. We highly recommend this place!!
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Muy Bueno!!

Marfa Trip part 2

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El Cosmico is a “Marfa Like” Camping area with Yurts, Teepee’s and more.
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Not your typical campground
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Retro trailers also. We just drove out to take a look

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Pink Firehouse
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Close up of the tallest part of the Courthouse
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One of my favorite photos I took that day. I just love this old building!!
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I was told this store has been in operation since the 1920’s. It caters to ranching customers.
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Sorry, closed
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These were behind a fence, but I really had to take a picture. Two old claw foot bathtubs looked to be storage for something.
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Never did figure out what this used to be. It was vacant, but a good looking building anyway.
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Another view of the Hotel Paisino
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church built in 1930
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Classic Downtown including the old Jeep pickup

 

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Another old building in downtown
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Old Stardust Motel sign heading into town from the South

Marfa was a fun place to visit. A great mix of old and new, art and no art,  all commingling together as one in a West Texas kinda way.

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As we headed back to Alpine we saw this good sized herd of Antelope

Marfa Trip

I did a little job at the Hotel Saint George last week and while I was there the manager invited us back for a free night. So after work we headed to Marfa to spend the night and explore the next day.

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This is the Hotel Saint George

The Hotel is very Marfa like, minimalist, artsy with a bookstore on one end. The room was great with very comfy King sized bed and a large shower. We loved it!!

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View of the Marfa water tower from the courthouse lawn.
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Presidio County Courthouse
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Did I mention Marfa was an artsy town? This is an old gas station turned into a gallery. Loved the sign!!
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Marfa Public Radio located just around the corner from the Hotel
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Another old gas station turned into an art building
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City Hall
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Marfa is a mix of old and new as seen here. The Hotel Saint George is in the background and behind it is older closed up shops.
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This is the Judd building. Donald Judd started the whole minimalist/art movement in Marfa back in the 70’s. Read more about Donald Judd HERE
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View of a church from Main Street
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A blend of old and new…tin that is
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This is the Hotel Paisano famous for the 1956 Movie “Giant”. This is where the cast stayed. More on the movie HERE
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The now closed Palace Theater.

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Cactus will grow anywhere

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Stayed tuned for part 2 Marfa

New Work Camping Gig

Well things keep changing for us, and we feel for the better…

First we have moved back to the Lost Alaskan Rv Park and live there free as work campers. They called us last week and said they had an opening as one work camping couple had left. We work 2 days a week, off 6 days, have full hookups, wifi, cable, all utilities are paid, and free laundry. Owners are super nice and it’s the best RV park around!! Our site is towards the back and very quiet even though the park is full most nights. Laurie works the office and I escort campers to their site and do various maintenance around the park. We have already worked our 2 days last week and did pretty good considering it was our first days.

I had to quit the hardware store job because our schedule didn’t work at both places. I will be going back to work there as needed on a temporary basis.

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Coming Soon….Our Trip to Marfa

Hiking the Madera Canyon Trail

We were off today and the weather was great so we headed out to  Fort Davis to do a short hike. Madera Canyon Trail is part of the Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountain Preserve. When we arrived it was clear skies and 68 degrees.

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Trail Head…about 2.4 miles round trip.
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Very green and scenic.
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Madera creek had lots of water in it.
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Wildflowers were still blooming
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Butterflies were numerous
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Grass covered parts of the trail and plenty of color too!!
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We arrived at Chico tank which was covered in deep pink flowers with bees buzzing everywhere.
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Closeup of the flowers with a bonus butterfly
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Nice reflection in the water
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More flowers below the spillway of the tank with water flowing beneath them
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Some skippers taking a sun bath in the mud.
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A huge grasshopper with a very colorful coat.
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Butterflies were posing for photos in every direction
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Another one…
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There are called Apache Plumes

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Great weather, and lots of photo subjects made for a wonderful day.