Texas Photodiary

I think it’s true when they say “Everything’s Bigger in Texas”. The sky is a massive, cloudless pristine blue wall that lights up at night, full of bright shining stars you can see so clearly (due to the lack of light pollution). The farmlands are larger than I’ve ever seen before and can span a whole town (literally; there’s a town in Western Texas that is just this one farm). Even the people, they’re big in friendliness.

On my first trip to Texas I feel like I only cracked the surface of this once-independent-nation. It’s a vastly large space with so much variance. We started our trip in Austin, where a friend suggested Jacoby’s for dinner. AMAZING. We closed the place down on a Wednesday night and headed to some live music down the road at Stay Gold. After narrowly avoiding a winter storm it was so nice to be able to walk around in a light jacket and enjoy the warmth that I hadn’t felt in months.

After a cozy night we went out for breakfast tacos; that omnipresent Tex-Mex is enough to make me want to move South in itself! After fueling up we hit the road west for a cool seven hours. We watched the terrain go from dry and rocky to lush and tree laden, to mountains and plateaus, arriving into Marfa for sunset and moonrise.

Resident cat, Marmalade of El Cosmico

Marfa shop Freda

As previously stated, Marfa was easy to explore within just a few hours. With four days in the Western Texas area we were also able to explore the nearby towns of Alpine, Marathon, Fort Davis (for a star party!), and Terlingua (post on that place coming soon!)

afternoon delight at The Saddle Club in Alpine

Nearby Terlingua is the Big Bend National Park, which borders on Mexico’s Chihuahan Desert. Z and I took a sunset horseback ride through the park and it may have been one of my favorite experiences of the trip.

What do you think of my trip? Have you ever been to this part of Texas?

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22 responses to “Texas Photodiary

  1. Your visit to Texas sounds idyllic! I love how you described the Texan sky illuminating with stars, that sounds beautiful. Your suit the black floppy-hat, by the way!


  2. Great photos 🙂 It is my dream to travel the Usa.


  3. Looks like a great place. So many cool pics. Gemma x

  4. The photos are amazing! Looks like you had tons of fun! And you look fab darling! ❤ xxx
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  5. Great post. I travel a lot for work . Unfortunately, Texas is not expected.
    I hope in the near future
    thanks for sharing

  6. Love these photos – and Texas sounds like an amazing place to visit, can imagine it being so different (at least for me from Sweden) Sure sounds like you’ve had an amazing trip and I look forward to reading more about it! xxx

    Filippa ⎮ Always a Dot

  7. Looks like fun! I’ve never been to Texas but I have a lot for friends from there. Maybe I’ll make it there one day!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  8. Sounds like you had a successful trip to Texas! I definitely want to visit there. It’s on my list!


  9. This looks like so much fun! That scone… YUM! You look so cute in a hat.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. I’ve not been to Texas in years and, even then, my experiences there were confined to the airport. I used to make the joke that “They say everything is bigger in Texas but I went there… and things were generally the same size.” However, I have such little experience outside of an airport setting that I can’t really say that with certainty.

    Your photos do a great job of capturing your trip. I love road trips. My fiancee and I are actually planning for our honeymoon to be a road trip up the west coast of the US. I’m really excited about it.

    Your photos really highlight the big sky idea that you wrote about. It looks as though there were only ever clouds as the sun was going down. It looks big and barren and, in that way, sort of beautiful. Thank you for sharing!


  11. Your photos are lovely 🙂 I am a huge fan of Texas, I fell in love with it years ago and can’t wait to go back!

  12. Thanks for following – it’s a pleasure for me that I already followed you back on bloglovin ❤
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  13. fun on the road pictures! love seeing cute animals outside on a nice day!

  14. Amazing pictures 🙂
    I would love to visit texas one day!

    Caro x


  15. I am loving these photos. I haven’t been to Texas in forever, so I’d love to see the starry skies sometime soon. :]

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  16. Oh this trip looks like it was a fabulous one! I have to say, that donut looks UNREAL…..I’d love to be eating that right about now hahaha.


  17. but how wonderful turn new places ..

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