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!