Showing posts from April, 2017

Marfa. Kind of a Little Quirky Austin...

I love Marfa, Tx. It is quiet, peaceful and weird. It has the Marfa Lights and a wonderful old hotel called The Paisano. The classic old movie called "Giant" was filmed in and around Marfa and the cast stayed in this hotel as they filmed. It is now a town full of mostly contemporary art museums and the weekends are busy with lots of visitors to see the lights to feel the peace and quiet and enjoy the quirk. :) The sunrises and sunsets are something to behold. Wonderful.
We stayed at the lovely old Hotel Paisano . I think it might be my favorite hotel on this trip. It has a whimsical courtyard with a beautiful fountain and lots of snuggly seating areas to sit and visit. 
 Marfa courthouse on the square with the old Palace theater in the forefront.

 The balcony of our little bedroom. Great reading spot.

There is also a very quirky, hip place called the El Cosmico. It has a hostel feel to it with unique trailers and t-pees and a yurt. Very cool. I hope to stay there some time.…

Alpine, Texas...

Our West Texas road trip continued from the beautiful and tranquil Big Bend National Park up about 2 hours to Alpine, Texas. Alpine is the home of Sul Ross State University.  It is a peaceful cowboy town and is also known as one of the gateway towns into Big Bend.  On our old hotel tour this stop was a must. The Holland hotel has been housing folks since 1928 and is said to be haunted. We stayed (not on purpose) on the floor that is famous for having a ghost of a beautiful woman and her child flitting about. It was a little spooky but fun. We did not witness this apparition and slept soundly and wonderfully. The Holland is enchanting and the people are friendly. Great breakfast served bright and early in the lobby.

Right around the corner from the Holland hotel in easy walking distance is the original Reata Steak House. That meal was worth the long drive in itself. Best steak I have ever eaten.

Plan a trip with a stop over in Alpine, Texas. You will love it.  Next stop, Marfa.