Who here been to Marfa,Texas?

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  1. MizzouCowboy4

    MizzouCowboy4 Well-Known Member

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    Going next Month
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  2. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    Not much there so don’t get your hopes up.
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  3. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    Bring your own entertainment :thumbup:
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  4. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The question should be, "Who the Hell named it Marfa?"
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  5. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm crossing that place off my bucket list...:lmao::lmao::lmao:
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  6. CF74

    CF74 Vet Min Plus

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    Take water, whiskey, and lots of dry bullets....
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  7. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Never even heard of it. That means it's likely a dust bowl.

    Congrats on going somewhere in Texas most Texans haven't been too. :laugh:
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  8. SlammedZero

    SlammedZero Well-Known Member

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    I've heard of the Marfa Lights before. Lol
  9. JoeKing

    JoeKing mrtxstar

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    I think I stopped at the Dairy Queen in Marfa TX once upon a time driving through on my way to somewhere else. Been too long ago to remember where I was going.
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  10. Chrispierce

    Chrispierce Well-Known Member

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    Yes,It’s officially that time of year again folks...the off-season Dead Zone.
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  11. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    But I have stayed in a Holiday Inn Express once.
  12. ColoCowboy

    ColoCowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Forgetting the crucial question, "why go?" for a moment, go see the Marfa Lights. Do a little research first, they have been studied and researched quite a bit.
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  13. MizzouCowboy4

    MizzouCowboy4 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a cool place

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    Not much to do in Marfa but drive. You mentioned in another thread that you were going to Big Bend. Make sure that leaving or heading to the park from Marfa you drive the Old Persidio Highway or FM 170 out the west entrance of the park. You'll pass through Terlingua ghost town where you can get a beer at a trippy little semi-subterranean bomb shelter/bar called La Kiva, or eat lunch at the Starlight Theatre. FM 170 is one of the prettier stretches to drive in the state and where Fandango was filmed.

    There really is nothing to do in Marfa. You could try to see the Marfa Lights, but they're very hit and miss. You'd be better off spending more time in the park, going to the McDonald Observatory, or heading on into Alpine. Lots of good places to eat in Alpine and they have great live music at the Railroad Blues Bar on the weekends.
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  15. MizzouCowboy4

    MizzouCowboy4 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going check out Alpine
  16. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    Now that changes everything. A town with a dairy queen.
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  17. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    A railroad executive, suggested by his wife, recalling the name of the heroine in a Russian novel. It's Russian for Martha.

    The town started in the early 1880's as a railroad water stop.
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  18. MizzouCowboy4

    MizzouCowboy4 Well-Known Member

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    Alpine looks cool
  19. yimyammer

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  20. ThemDangMartians

    ThemDangMartians Well-Known Member

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    ...I saw a story about in on TV...supposedly one can see the lights, but can never quite track them down to a source.
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