I love going West. In the late spring and early desire, my desire to drive West reaches turns into a fever. So we left Austin on a Friday afternoon, and drove not one interstate on the way to Marathon, which we reached on Saturday afternoon. We had reservations at the historic Gage Hotel, where I had wanted to stay for years. It was all I had hoped for, and we would have happily stayed there another night; however, on Saturday evening we stumbled upon a fundraising party for Marathon's emerging recycling program. A bed and breakfast called Eve's Garden hosted the party, and we were so intrigued by their space that we decided to spend our second night there, after rambling around for a day in Big Bend National Park.
Most of the buildings that make up Eve's Garden are made of a material called papercrete, and have been constructed over the past decade or so. The colors on the buildings are bright and lovely. It was a fun place to stay, with plants and cats galore, and great views of the West Texas sunset from the empty lots surrounding it.
I've had all the elements of this outfit for a while, though it was the first time I'd worn the dress, which is Urban Outfitters, either '10 or '11. My Converse had been freshly washed in a machine, which improved their appearance and aroma greatly. Yeah, I look a little orange here, thanks to the setting sun, and the building.
'Til next time, West Texas.