Tuesday, August 21, 2012

images that inspire: {road trippin'}

several months ago, i mentioned that i hadn't gone on a (legitimate) road trip in over 10 years. and since that's goal #26 on my 30before30 list, i've put a lot of thought in to my ideal trip while on my runs...(i've found that if i focus on one thing while running, i won't realize how tired i am until later!).
so i've put together a visual of my dream road trip. i'm not exactly sure when this trip will happen, since we've got busy weekends and trips planned already, but i know we'll get there eventually.

here is our path:
austin, tx - marfa, tx - big bend national park - austin, tx

after the 7.5 hr drive from austin to marfa, we'll settle in at the simplistic thunderbird hotel...

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or maybe el cosmico if we're feeling a tad more rustic...

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we'll spend the days in marfa searching for the mysterious and eerie marfa lights,

visiting art galleries,

checking out the famous prada store,

& eating/drinking until we just can't eat & drink anymore
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after we venture out on the 2 hr drive to big bend national park, we'll spend our days taking in some beautiful sights, snapping pictures, hiking & camping...

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i'm hoping this trip comes sooner than later...searching for all these images definitely got the wanderlust rollin' in me.

what's your dream road trip?


  1. that hotel looks awesome!!! :)

    Happy and safe travels!

    1. isn't it?! i can't wait to go check it out in person.

  2. oh gosh, definitely wanting to go traveling right about now! these are all so inspiring!
    xo TJ

  3. just an fyi...we just got back from Marfa and big bend. Marfa is awesome..like a small austin. couple of things.

    thunderbird is nice, but it is nicer in photo than what it is....

    your photo of big bend...isn't in the texas portion of big bend. That is from the Arizona Big Bend. Looks cool though.

    have a fun trip when you get there. you will really enjoy it. if you drive through midland stop at the sand dunes in monahans and the pool out in balmoreaha.

  4. Great images! We are planning a trip out there too after Christmas. We have been out there camping a few years back, but it is a place that we always love to return to.

  5. Big Bend is not in Texas


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