February 14 – Valentines Day. What to give? Chocolates? Flowers? A nice dinner? Hmmm.
How about a nine hour driving trip out west to a little art enclave called Marfa? Sure! Who wouldn’t want that as a Valentine’s present? I instructed the queen to save the dates – February 12 to 14 (Sunday – Tuesday). The grand plan was to surprise her with a trip to Marfa, TX (who needs diamonds?). It’s a good thing I let the cat out of the bag (cuz I can’t hold me own pee). The queen, in her infinite wisdom, did some research and found out Marfa was like any other small town – nothing happens Sunday to Tuesday. Everything is kinda closed. Uh oh. Ok, change of plans. Let’s go to Marfa, Saturday – Monday. Much better. We’ll pretend Valentines day is on the 13th.
It’s a nine hour drive from Houston to Marfa. Instead of heading out I-10, I chose to go Hwy 90 because it crossed the Pecos River and Lake Amistad, a beautiful respite between Tejas and Mexico.
We arrived at the bridge crossing around nine in the morning. It was quite and calm as the sun rose in the east.
If you visit towards the end of the day, you will witness the many ravens circling in the sky above the rocky coast. It’s at times like this I wish I had a telephoto lens. The bids wait in the trees – for dead stuff. But, it’s quite a sight when they’re out on the hunt.
On to Marfa, land of “Giant”.