Saturday, November 12, 2011
West Texas Road Trip...
Our first stop - Fort Stockton. Made me REALLY appreciate G-ton. Managed to find a decent Mexican restaurant where Dave enjoyed a Corona-rita.
Next up - Marfa. A cool artsy community in the middle of nowhere. The entire town seemed to have a sense of humor about their community.
Stopped in Alpine at the Murphy Street Raspa Company to meet up with a friend of Dave and Pris. Rachel and her daughter Shyanne. Then we drove to their ranch to to see the 19 horses Rachel took in as rescues. A really a cool experience.
On to Terlingua...
We stayed at Casa Terlingua, overlooking the Chisos Mountains. The view was spectacular with a great beer drinking front porch. We were also within walking distance of the Ghost Town and enjoyed some fantastic nightly entertainment at the Starlight.
Also - made it to La Kiva for open mike night, where Dave "blew" the house away with a stunning blues-harp performance. And on our last night in Terlingua we went to the High Sierra (in the Hotel El Dorado) for a performance by the Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment - featuring Jim, Anna and Pablo Menudo.
OK - it wasn't all about beer drinkin and hanging out. We also hiked and and saw lots of desert plants and breath-taking scenery - including an all day canoe trip down the Rio Grande. Here's just a few of over 200 pictures we took.
All in all it was a super-fantastic trip. We met some great folks and saw a very different side of the Lone Star State. At the end of the day we all agreed - there were more similarities than differences between Galveston and Terlingua.