#19. Go to Marfa.

March 19, 2010


I’m thinking a lot about Marfa lately. Partially because it’s on my year list. And partially because I do this every spring. Whenever it starts to warm up around here, I begin to dream of wearing house dresses and walking around lazy, open spaces. No one knows why.

But there’s something mysterious about Marfa.

I’ve never been to see West Texas, the mysterious alien lights, the Prada store in the middle of nowhere. So I’m going to spend Tax Day there. With the art, the BBQ, the cool/weird locals, and…the quiet.

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of my Tax Day year list. And I can’t think of anything more antithetical to taxing.

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  • Reply Barchbo March 19, 2010 at 8:56 am

    We have been talking about going to Marfa for the weekend but that has yet to materialize. I know you’ll love it! It seems as though once a week I meet someone who is leaving Austin for Marfa if only part-time.

  • Reply Maggie Mason March 19, 2010 at 10:11 am

    YES! Marfa for you.

  • Reply Ashley @coffeequeen April 2, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    We went to Big Bend in February — stayed in Alpine. It’s my favorite trip we’ve taken as a family. You will absolutely love it there. We didn’t make it to Marfa, but that’s on our agenda for the next Big Bend trip. The kids would go this summer in a heart beat.

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