Originally published 11 February, 2014
We stopped in Alpine, TX and had brunch at a diner. It was awash in folks in cowboy hats and boots. Yes, we're definitely in Texas. Laurie commented several times in our travels how nice everyone was. They held doors open for her at truck stops, were mannerly, and just all around nice people. It's a pleasant state to travel in. Everyone we've met has been very cordial....which makes any trip more pleasant.
Marfa has a population under 2000. There were a few movies shot here, one of which was the epic from the 50's, "Giant", starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson. Also shot around here was one of my favorite movies, from 1985, "Fandango", starring Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, and a new comer at that time named Kevin Costner. Tomorrow we're gonna check out one of the locations for the Fandango movie in our travels.
Hotel lobby, Hotel Paisano, Marfa, TX
The Giant movie cast memorial, Marfa, TX
We headed back to our campground and prepared for our trip out into the boonies tomorrow. Adventure we shall.........so look for our post tomorrow!
Quote of the day- Ham and eggs are an hour's work for a chicken, but a lifetime commitment for the pig.- Menu, Penny's Diner, Alpine, TX.
Song of the day- Colder Weather- Zac Brown ('cause we're stuck in colder weather!)
I'm Bill. My wife Laurie and I love to travel and share our stories. We especially love it when we have been able to motivate our readers to start traveling on their own, and making their own stories.
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