Texas Two Step

We took advantage of Everett's week off for Easter break, leaving the kids with grandparents in Houston and heading out to the desert of West Texas for grownup getaway. After a three hour drive from El Paso along the Mexico border, through vast, barren stretches sprinkled every so often with an odd ranch here and there, the first notable item on our agenda was the legendary Prada, Marfa in Valentine, Texas. You can't drive by without stopping to take a look and peek in the windows. 

Everyone talks about "the Marfa light" – "the light! The light!" l guess I kinda' know what they mean.

  

This town makes no distinction between trailers and restaurants. Or garages and restaurants. Or personal homes and restaurants. And I think we tried every one.

Tumbleweed. Actual, live tumbleweed. They were everywhere. And I thought they were the coolest things. They look like giant sea fans, but up close they're huge and heavy, and covered in razor-sharp thorns.

We drove an hour outside of town just to dive into a huge, natural-spring-fed pool and swim with little fish in 70-degree water.

We drove an hour outside of town just to dive into a huge, natural-spring-fed pool and swim with little fish in 70-degree water.