Over the holidays, I took a trip (aptly called GRRRLHOOOD) to Big Bend and Marfa with three of my very good friends, Jennifer, Mala and Clare. We were inspired by two things, 1. This playlist and 2. Boyhood the movie. I took travel notes along the way as things happened, so this is all unedited and organic. I'll post each day in its own separate post.
First went to HEB and Twin Liquors on 44th and Red River to grab bushels of chips and snacks and mixers. Also some hand lotion for our cracked hands. Travel size containers of shampoo.
12:30: Off we go! A wrong turn brought us to Whole Foods. I had a sweet potato bowl with quinoa, wilted kale, chicken and edamame. And red curry sauce. Scarfed and savaged.
Jamming in the car to Mariah. Me. I am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse. Group has spoke--our next day trip should be a brewery and BBQ.
At Rustlin Rob's in Fredericksburg. Sampled a million samples of jam, peppered jams, pickles, salsas, hot sauces, pecan honey peanut butter, all delivered to my mouth via tiny morsels of Triscuits.
4:30: On the road again. Great music selections include all of Mariah, Liz Phair and Britney Spears, obviously.
We'll be in Marfa by nightfall. It is outrageously cold outside.
Update: When I said cold, I should've been more clear: it was snowing! At first it was beautiful, and then it was terrifying. The snow was blasting the windshield, so much so that we could barely discern the lines in the road. Mala was driving and I don't know how she managed to pull it off. We were all terrified of the gas running out. It was snowing so hard! Somehow we made it to Alpine, and then I took over and drove us into Marfa. Can't believe we survived.
Arrived at the hotel around 10:30. Went in search of food and found grilled cheese. I ordered one with Brussels sprouts, onions and mozzarella. Devoured. Delicious. Decimated.