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Old 12-28-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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Airstreams in West Texas

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We just took a nice 1600 mile road trip from Houston to Big Bend National Park. I've never seen so many old Airstreams out that way. We went through Marfa and there was a lot with around 4 old Airstreams.

Wonder how so many wound up here?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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Interesting that you bring up Marfa. I just downloaded a new (and free) mystery from Amazon set in Marfa. Wonder if the Airstreams are in it!

Murder by the Marfa Lights (The Ariadne French Mysteries): Denise Weeks: Amazon.com: Kindle Store


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Old 12-28-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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Another great read about the Marfa Lights is The Shimmer by David Morrell
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I led a week long caravan to West Texas last spring, and one of the things we took in was the Marfa Lights. Up till then, I always thought it was a bunch of B.S., but we did see them, and no we did not figure out what was causing them.
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I led a week long caravan to West Texas last spring, and one of the things we took in was the Marfa Lights. Up till then, I always thought it was a bunch of B.S., but we did see them, and no we did not figure out what was causing them.
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And perhaps this is what you saw?

http://elcosmico.com/
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Tequila.
No tequila, but it could have been Shiner Bock.
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Those are the types and things that will ruin a real West Texas. Look what they did to Austin.
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Those are the types and things that will ruin a real West Texas. Look what they did to Austin.
I doubt Marfa's in too much danger of hipster relocation. Not enough wine selection. And even if Marfa does roll over there's still a whole lot of other West Texas. They just can't reproduce that fast.
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we are in st. Marks , Florida heading that way please keep the lights on for us
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:06 PM   #11
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A couple caveats about Marfa:

1. Don't eat a Mondo's Mexican restaurant - my wife got deathly ill from the food - your results may vary!

2. Marfa is a border town - we were going through the day before Christmas - there was a 3 mile line of cars heading into Mexico and the road towards Alpine and the Marfa lights observation area was temporarily closed while the border patrol was making arrests.

The abandoned Airstreams I spoke of are not being used as hotel rooms - they're on a used car parking lot on the West end of town.

If wanting to camp, suggest finding a spot in Alpine, TX.
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