Monday, September 28, 2009
I just got back from a super quick road trip to Marfa, Texas. Suzanne, who is an incredible graphic designer and artist, had a friend getting married in Marfa and wanted a road trip buddy so I quickly volunteered. Travel, Cracker Barrel and artsy desert town? I'm in!
We hit the road early Sat morning and after an unexpected detour to Midland to the AT&T store we made it to Marfa in record time (well, I did get two warnings from two different officers but no ticket, no foul!). We stayed at the fabulous Thunderbird Hotel and had super tasty pizza at Pizza Foundation. Seriously, super tasty with a lovely patio so if you go for a few days you may need to check this out a couple of times to just make sure you get all the tasty goodness in you can.
After the pizza goodness we checked out the town a little, scoped out the wedding location and then got cleaned up and headed back out. The wedding was at the Marfa Mystery Lights viewing area which is off the highway and incredibly beautiful. We got there a little before sunset so we saw all the phases of the light on the desert. The ceremony was awesome and fun with the perfect blend of romance and funny. Greatness. We all stuck around until we got our fill of the super cool mystery lights then headed for the reception back in town at Padre's. Padre's is a bar and the home of the most tasty burger I think I've ever had. I may have to return a few times just to verify!
The next morning we got a quick breakfast in the hotel lounge and hit the highway for home. We took the detour to visit the Prada installation near Valentine. Super cool and worth the extra hour. After that not much to see. Luckily you can't miss a Sonic or a Dairy Queen when road tripping through Texas so we were well supplied! You can check all of our trip pics out here.