Two weeks ago I was in West Texas for a beautiful wedding in Big Bend National Park. The last time I was at BBNP, I was seven years old. The time before that, I was two.
Pics or it didn't happen:
LOL, I can only imagine how enjoyable this trip was for my parents...
Fast forward to 2016 - Garner and I had a blast exploring the desert and loved seeing the infamous Marfa Prada. If you haven't heard of this, it's a sculpture in the middle of the desert along the highway. I read in this Vogue article that the two artists were inspired after visiting New York City.
Marfa itself is a very small town (about 2,000 residents) in West Texas where a lot of artists and hippies reside/visit.
We stayed at El Cosmico where there were yurts, teepees, trailers and tent camping. After wheeling our bags in via wagon, we checked into a wonderful teepee where there was a propane fire pit, outlets (#luxury) and my favorite - a "mini bar" in a red tackle box.
While one set-back was the community bathrooms (having to go at 4 am when it's 40 degrees outside is not fun, let me tell you), they also offer many perks for people staying there - free coffee in the lobby, a great store with local products and gifts, a community kitchen (pictured above), "hippie hot tubs" for relaxing, and hammocks everywhere for reading/napping.
El Cosmico was on my bucket lists of places to stay and it definitely met up to it's artsy expectations. Big Bend National Park and Marfa were an incredible part of Texas that I hadn't yet explored (at least in my adult years) and I was glad I finally did.
P.S. Check back soon for more pics from the wedding (eek!!).