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Tough to Get There. Tougher to Explain. But, Once You Get There You Get It. – By Liz McGuire

Last week my dear friend Liz wrote a post on a magical place that she wants to visit in Marfa, Texas.  I asked her if I could use that post for a Wanderlust Wednesday because it gave me a SERIOUS case of wanderlust and I wanted to share it with you! 

Wanderlust Wednesday- El Cosmico:

i have to go to marfa, texas.

you see, my love is in the process of sketching a tent for one of her graphic design classes, and that got me thinking about a place that i ran across on the internet some time ago. a “hotel”, or more like a place to stay, in texas. marfa, texas to be exact. i remembered that i was intrigued by it and thought it’d be awesome to visit there one day. so, since i hadn’t thought about this place in a year or so, i decided to look it up again.

just outside marfa, a tiny little town located in the middle of nowhere in west texas, lies el cosmico. that’s right. it’s a little mexican and a little cosmic = southwestern hippy heaven. at least in my book. among the dirt fields and the tumbleweeds, where the sky meets the ground, and the sun beats down on the dry earth, el cosmico appears to be a little relaxing paradise for those who want to do things a little differently. it’s a place that i am certain lends itself to beauty, funky-ness, and amazing vibes. you see, el cosmico is a “hotel/camping” place of sorts. but. instead of rooms decorated in southwestern and mexican themes, you get the real thing: tee pees, yurts, and rvs. that’s right. just make a reservation, drive your car out into the middle of nowhere, and stay in one of these amazing, classic, funky places – and soak up the atmosphere. crazy amazing, huh?

upon “rediscovering” marfa and el cosmico on the internet, i decided that i simply must go there. like, i will go there. it feels like the perfect road trip for me and my love to experience together – we’ve never been to west texas, we’ve never slept in a teepee. and we loooove the hippy, community, relaxed vibes of anyplace that deems itself a little bit alternative and off the grid.

so, i’m going. i don’t know when… but sooner, rather than later. and here are photos i’ve found scattered all over the internet demonstrating exactly why this place is on my bucket list…

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you can find links to all of the photos’ original websites in my pinterest board called “wanderlust.” just click here. don’t you just think this is the most wonderful place?!

“marfa: tough to get to. tougher to explain. but, once you get here, you get it.” – from visitmarfa.com

peace and love. xx


To read more amazing posts from Liz simply click here.  Thanks, Liz for inspiring me and letting me use your post!

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    Elizabeth Reynolds McGuire
    September 11, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I’m honored you used it!! Thank YOU! xoxox

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