Friday, March 16, 2012

marfa blues

i think this is the first time i've had such strong post-vacation blues. we met four other families in the remote western texas town of marfa for a true get away from it all. there is something powerful about unplugging and just being in harmony with each other and the vast wilderness. the town and landscape are a stunning palette of muted colors set against a vibrant blue sky. we took the children to the chinati museum which almost gave our tour guide a heart attack - my advice, take your children everywhere. just do it. what's the saying? "those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind?" it's true. the children loved the flavins and just wandering around the old army barracks. it's a beautiful setting for a museum. words fail me.

the children got on swimmingly and elodie still talks about her time with stella, leon, gracyn, august and baby jack. one of the hardest things about being a grown up is having so many wonderful people in your life that you don't get to see every day. i miss our marfa crew but know that we will gather again one day soon.

michael put an amazing post on the flashdance with all of our instagram photos, click here to see it.

joslyn did such a wonderful job compiling a little marfa guide, i won't even bother! i would like to mention that if you are ever heading back into town late at night, try padre's. they have a surprisingly good bar menu (including yellow curry - yum!) and stay open the late.

a marfa playlist and 'real' photos to follow!

























































15 comments:

  1. Ahh, what a relaxing getaway! Photos are absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. It looks and sounds great, i'd love to visit somewhere so remote with my little one.

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  3. Yup were deep in the post Marfa blues over here as well.
    You caught the trip so perfectly in these photos. It was such a dreamy, lovely time. I think we may need to make it an annual escape.

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  4. luckily, thanks to marfagram that week, i felt like i was right there with you all. :) so happy you had such a great time and all the photos are so fun! can't wait to see you soon my dear! ox

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  5. I loved following your trip on instagram. I always get crazy vacation blues. Especially if I've been in a vast space and have gotten to really swim in connectedness.

    Such great photos. I can feel the arid desert air. Love.

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  6. Love the pictures! My husband and I went recently and this is making me want another trip! If you get a chance to go back try Star Party (http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/visitors/programs/star-parties) at the McDonald Observatory.

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    1. we went to the star party! it was such a gorgeous drive out to fort davis and we saw the (almost) full moon through the telescope. stunning!!

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  7. I had sworn off Texas due to a bad experience, but after following your adventure on instagram I can't wait to visit Marfa!

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  8. These pictures looks so amazing- I can't believe there is a Prada store out in the middle of that vast, open, desert-like space! Pretty cool.

    Elodie's smile is the sweetest thing, she seems like the HAPPIEST child.

    I will have to get to Marfa at some time in my life!

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  9. love these photos. would love to take a trip with my husband. where did you stay?

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  10. I couldn't agree more about taking kids everywhere. There are so many amazing things to expose them to, and great experiences to be had together. I've been following your adventure on Instagram. Looks like you had a great trip.

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  11. These pictures are like from a dream. They are so beautiful!

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  12. It looks like such an amazing holiday! Too often on this side of the world we're taught that once kids come along you have to stop the adventures. Thanks for letting me see that doesn't have to be the case!

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  13. Hi! Recently found your blog and am enjoying it. These are beautiful pics! We were in Marfa in February (we live in Austin) and absolutely adored it as well. Our trip to Prada was derailed by a dust storm and tumbleweeds (yes - appalling!). Did you stay at El Cosmico? It was too cold when we went so we stayed at the Thunderbird.

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