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road trip: marfa part 2

2013 March 15
by dena

DSC_0883marfa part 2; actually the same day as part 1. just thought i’d split the pictures in half so the trip looked more exciting.




DSC_0901a cute little store we visited. bought some rocks there.

DSC_0899almost all the galleries, of which there were like 4 in the whole town, were closed because it was sunday. but through the window i saw this andy warhol piece.


DSC_0912fun story. we ended up sleeping in the parking lot of the marfa lots place the second night. before we went to bed (in the back of the jeep) we hung out at the observation area AND saw a freakin marfa light! it was green and small, sorta looked like someone holding a flashlight at the horizon line BUT it jumped up and down and left and right so fast it couldn’t have been anything explained. it was so cool.  ***Tony says, “I saw it, it was real.  For real.”***


DSC_0914like my super soft and stylish scarf? i found it behind a rock. we also found a sock hat. YAY free stuff.

DSC_0930sunday night we wanted dinner. too bad marfa only has like 5 places to eat and only 3 are open for dinner. the pizza place had a 2 1/2 hour wait and the hotel restaurant only had one option for vegetarians. so we FINALLY found this old bar that used to be a funeral home and that locals don’t go to because it’s disrespectful. but we had to eat; we hadn’t eaten since breakfast. so we had chips and queso and a grilled cheese and bean and rice. it ended up being the best $16 dinner we could have asked


***Tony says again, “So, this was pretty cool.  Earlier in the day I was walking around Marfa while Dena was craftin’ in the car, and I walked past this gallery where I saw two giant gongs hanging and a piece of paper saying that there was a show starting at eight.  Fast forward to after dinner: Dena and I decided to drive past the gallery to see if the show was happening, parked, and I walked in to see things.  The second I walked in, this dude turned around and I immediately recognized him from some projects he’s been talking about on the INTERNET.   I said woah, you’re Steve Kado, and he said yeah, who are you?  So we randomly saw this guy in Marfa who was in Texas for the first time in his life.  We talked for a while.  Anyways, the show was cool, Tatsuya Nakatani played a few bowed gongs and a snare drum.  Pretty much all the cool people in Marfa were there. all 34 of them.”***

2 Responses leave one →
  1. March 28, 2013

    You could certainly see your enthusiasm in the work you write.
    The world hopes for even more passionate writers such as you
    who are not afraid to mention how they believe.
    All the time go after your heart.

  2. Sandy Douglass Abalos permalink
    April 3, 2013

    Rudy’s been asking if you saw the Marfa lights. Way cool! And the pic of Tony jumping & the tiny shadow figure is awesome.

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