written largely after the fact so i'll forget things and write in weird tenses. and even worse grammar.
woke up to a snow covered car and slush on the ground. got breakfast at a local diner spot and got to try the amazing green chilies i've heard so much about.
made it to marfa. the route along the way was beautiful. open lands and new horizons for new beginnings.
ate a very great dinner at Cochineal. stayed at the thunderbird. fun little hotel. must be off season because we were the only guests. The shampoo/conditioner/soap there is spectacular. took a tour of chinati and then got lunch at food shark, a converted bus to lunch spot.
but we must get back on the road to austin so we peace out.
we find a hotel that sounds nice and historic. The Austin Hotel. there are two rooms so we take the king one (as two beds doesn't sound good to me) drop out stuff off and go get BBQ! The night takes a turn for the better when we go downtown and I get to achieve a lifegoal of riding a mechanical bull. but we're tired so we take a walk around the river and head home to sleep.
the next day involves getting a great little breakfast, and giving the extras of that and bbq the night before to homeless ppl (we're such good samaritans :P). we see two museums (oddities and pop culture) and get a tour of the state capital (it's HUGE!). we meet my friend Gramer, who i worked with in nyc and then hop on the road to dallas area.
In dallas we do dinner with my close and amazingly awesome friend Jess and then meet jill's cousin at a bar for a beatles cover band night. We dance to the music while yelling at the band to play paperback writer (which i have a soft spot for as it was my roommate freshman years favorite beatles song!) when they play it we go NUTS!
we crash at a motel 6 or something like that at 1am.
then wake to make the haul to Louisiana. and just when you think it can't get better.... it does...