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The two RV Gypsies
took a day trip to Marfa, Texas
September 14, 2022

Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. It is the county seat of Presidio County, and its population as of the 2010 United States Census was 1,981. The city was founded in the early 1880s as a water stop for the railroad. The population increased during World War II, but growth has stalled and reversed somewhat since the late 20th century. Today, Marfa is a center for the ranching trade as well as a major center for contemporary art. Attractions include the Marfa Mystery Lights, a phenomenon defying explanations since 1883, but of course, the two RV Gypsies did not get to experience them. They may be visible on clear nights between Marfa and the Pakistan Pass when one is facing southwest (toward the Chianti Mountains). According to the Handbook of Texas Online, "at times they appear colored as they twinkle in the distance. They move about, split apart, melt together, disappear, and reappear. Presidio County residents have watched the lights for over a hundred years." The first historical record of them dates to 1883.

Karen Duquette ready for the road trip in the car

Below: A white weather Balloon outside of Marfa, Texas

A white weather Balloon outside of Marfa

Below: Scenery going to Marfa Texas. The roads were mostly flat with only one lane for each direction, but they were surrounded by mountains.

Scenery going to Marfa Texas scenery  going to Marfa Texas
mountain Scenery going to Marfa Texas mountain Scenery going to Marfa Texas
mountain Scenery going to Marfa Texas

Below: The two RV Gypsies got a flat tire going to Marfa, Texas and as Karen Duquette stood along-side the road she took a photo to show that there was no traffic.

Lee Duquette pulling the spare tire out of the truck. a road with no traffic

Below: Finally somebody stopped to help Lee change the tire. Since nobody else was anywhere in site when he first pulled up, (and before Karen could see his face and before he got out of his truck) Karen said to Lee, "He is either going to help us or rob us." Actually, he did all the work. And thankfully Karen was so very wrong to have had such a fleeting thought. The nice gentlemen not only changed the tire for Lee, but would not let Lee help in any way. He also would not accept a payment of gratitude. The two RV Gypsies are so grateful for his help. It is nice to know there are still really nice people in this country.

the car of the hero the hero changing the tire

The two RV Gypsies arrived in Marfa, Texas.

Welcome to Marfa sign a POW-MIA monument in Marfa

Below: A sign on the side of a Sheriff's car

Below: A really small structure.

sign on the side of a Sheriff's car A really small structure
Marfa water tower Marfa water tower
Marfa water tower
a legislative building a legislative buildin
a legislative buildin
Freedom monument
Freedom monument Freedom monument
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please continue on to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies Continue on to Alpine - another small, quaint town in Texas