We pulled into Marfa, TX around 5 or 6 pm and most of the galleries were closed and since they didn’t open till noon the next day and us being gone around 9am it just didn’t work out for us to do any gallery hopping. We did try at a few places but for some reason the artists and owners didn’t really want to have anything to do with outsiders, which is alright with us, they just missed out meeting the most famous artist that has ever come though there (not valid in most states).
So we went out to the viewing platform to wait for darkness in hopes of seeing the even more famous “The Mysterious Marfa Lights”. With a few hours of day light left Hannah velcroed a few things down and I drew.
As the night came so did the people, but we were parked down on the end cuz we know we were going to spend the night and wanted to be outta the way. Once the sun went down we started seeing lights up in the hills but quickly determined that they were too constant and uneventful to be the Marfa Lights and were house and car lights. We stared off into the distance for about 2 hours or so enjoying $2 wine we picked up at Wal-mart and ate chips for dinner.
Then outta the corner of my eye I see a red yellow light wiggling around, I excitedly tell Hannah and she leans over just in time for a green light to catch our eyes with a wiggly line and a dot motion which leads into a 3 dash line. This thing makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. We sit there for another hour or so trying to figure out what the hell that was. No car was able to get their lights out there like that and had it been a car wouldn’t we be seeing it every time a car passed? We also figured if some yahoo with a laser pointer was doing it wouldn’t we have seen it more? Then out in front of us we see 3 or 4 big patches of light blue lights light up in a row one right after another. Then again a little closer and over a bit 2 or 3 doing the same thing. This time I was looking right at them, I think Hannah only saw the 2nd set cuz she was Facebooking and Tweeting about just seeing a shooting star.
Its was a nice cool night which made “Boondocking” very easy, however most of my night was spent staring out the window at the spot we saw lights. When morning came we had our coffee and enjoyed the sunrise. Then we hit the road.
Just out side Valentine, TX we came up to Prada Marfa, which a couple on their way to LA told us they were looking for the day before in Marfa when we both stood in front of a closed gallery. Then we had a good breakfast of bacon and eggs at a rest stop in the middle of nowhere……. On to Cloudcroft…..