Birthday Road Trip: Marfa, Texas (and surrounding areas)

My very best friend Alice (uh-lease) and I made a trip out to Marfa, Texas (again!) for my 22nd birthday in October of 2015. The weather was MUCH nicer this time around! Alice and I are both photographers so we definitely made approximately one million stops on the way to Marfa and back. All photographs were taken by me, unless I'm in them. (Alice took those!)

I kind of really love my car, so I had to take this photo :D

The following photos were taken at NIGHT. Yes, at night! I cranked up my exposure time, stuck my camera on a tripod, and snapped away! I loved the results. This spot is the viewing area for the Marfa Lights. This time around we met a truck driver that was just passing through and wanted to stretch his legs for a little bit. He told us all about his wife at home and how he's seen so many places because of his job. 

 

Our second night there we stayed in one of El Cosmico's unique trailers. I think they have 8 or 10 different trailers on their properties, and while they're a little more expensive, most of them have private bathrooms and showers. Ours had a huge wrap around patio, and we definitely took advantage of it on the beautiful mornings! We also got to witness an absolutely gorgeous sunset.

On our way back, we made a stop in another small town called Alpine. (We needed to get our coffee fix!) We stopped at a coffee shop called Plaine Coffee, and we loved the vibes in there. I think I might have to make an extended visit to Alpine next!

Summer Road Trip: Marfa, Texas & Big Bend National Park!

If you follow me on any social media at all, you know how much I LOVE West Texas. More specifically, Marfa. My friend Jordyn and I took a trip back in August of 2014 to both of these places, and even though it was a million degrees outside (word of advice: don't go in August) it was so worth it. We got to camp underneath the stars and surround ourselves with small town wonders and the beauty of west Texas. I brought both my Canon 5D mkii and Mintolta film camera with me, so the images are mixed together below. Enjoy!

In Marfa we stayed at El Cosmico (my go-to place) and visited the following: Prada Marfa (which is actually in Valentine), The Chinati Foundation (I'm a huge Donald Judd fan!), and the Marfa Lights Viewing Area. We camped in Chisos Basin in Big Bend, and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL.