Day 42: Bracketville TX

When we left Marfa, instead of getting on I-10 and taking that into San Antonio, we were invited by some traveling IG friends to visit them in Bracketville, a little town off of 90. We drove in and stayed at the RV park in Fort Clark Springs where they were camped. This was an awesome place, a mixture of houses and duplexes with a golf course, a natural spring and a cool RV park in the back. Our friends, the Hendricks, owners of the Giving Print  took us around in golf carts, showing us the property. We got to swim in the cold spring, have a picnic dinner there, saw huge deer everywhere and stayed up late gabbing and laughing and telling RV stories. Such a fun night! And they gave us a gift print of Joshua Tree which is awesome and hanging in Falkor now. The people we have met on the road and through IG have been amazing. Such a cool community! Wish we would have taken a pic together. You would think since Joe and I are both photographers that we would have thought of that, but nope!

Hope to see them again soon!

Rock on!

The Lezons

Days 40 & 41: Marfa, TX

I had always heard about Marfa, the cool artistic town in the middle of nowhere. I’ve seen photoshoots there and of course the Prada store and I knew I wanted to put that on our list of places to see on our way to Florida.

It is a strange little town, full of art galleries and cool little adobe houses. But you drive right through and think, “that’s it?!” No one is very friendly, they can tell who is not from there or is just a traveler that doesn’t “fit in” or “cool enough”. It had a very LA vibe to it; you had to “know people” to know where to go and what to do it seemed like. Even the galleries had a closed appearance, like “where do you even enter at?!”

We did find a cool spot to eat (after leaving the most uppity restaurant we’ve ever seen) and met the owner of a wine bodega that had just opened. Super cool spot, if you are ever in Marfa, check out Al Campo. It’s chill and laid back and all about a good time.

We won’t be back to Marfa but I did love Alpine and Ft Davis which are very close. That was a really pretty Texas desert area that I would love to go back and camp at. We visited McDonald Observatory while we were there and did a huge Mom-fail. I did not check ahead of time to book the night tour, it was sold out so all we could do was the daytime solar tour. Very cool place if you are into space and weather, definitely check that out!

Marfa, you are weird but not in a good way. Not sure why you think you can charge $900k for a 2 bedroom 1000 sq foot house but, okay.

 

Rock on!

The Lezons

Day 38 & 39: White Sands National Park, NM

We stayed overnight in Tucson at a casino for day 37 and tried to check out the Airplane Boneyard but just missed the last tour. We did drive by it and it is a really cool place! We’ll have to go back for sure. Kris loved it because we were parked right next to an airport and we saw tons of planes, jets, and even A-10’s flying over us. #planenerd

The next day we drove into NM and checked in to our RV park in Alamogordo. Definitely the most barren place we have stayed yet. I didn’t even check in with anyone, you just pay your fee and put in an envelope and drop it in a mailbox after you pick your spot. Kind of scary but we survived! It was only a 10 minute drive to White Sands so it was perfect for us.

White Sands was a really awesome place and we went right when it opened to avoid the heat. It was cloudy and perfect and of course we rented the discs and wax to slide down the dunes.

 

 

White Sands is a must see if you are in NM. I’m not sure we’d ever go back since we saw it all but I recommend it to anyone who hasn’t been. Pretty crazy to see all that white sand in the middle of desert.

We also drove up to Cloudcroft that evening and checked out the cute town. Loved that you could be in 90 degree heat down in Alamogordo and then drive 30 minutes up the mountain and you’re in the 60’s! It was really pretty up there, I would definitely go back up there. I found out later my grandparents used to vacation there every year; I never knew that!

NM is a really cool state. The desert surprised me. It has an unusual beauty and the colors are muted and blended together perfectly. Layers upon layers of mountains and ridges, each one a different color, some faded and almost translucent looking. Another moment I won’t forget, watching the mountains around me fade colorfully and magically into the distance as I drove by. We’ll definitely be back!

Rock on!

The Lezons

Lezonderlust 2017 : Video

Our epic summer trip all put to video by my amazingly talented husband Kris. This is what we do for our job but it was the most fun filming and editing our family’s adventures. It was an unforgettable summer and I am so happy we have this awesome video to revisit forever. Enjoy! And thanks for following along!

Be sure to click on HD!

 

 

Rock on!

The Lezons

Day 36: Joshua Tree National Park

We squeezed a lot in one day! We checked into the Cottonwood campground at Joshua Tree and were the only ones there. It was pretty awesome! We then drove down an hour and half to Salvation Mountain. I saw it on Instagram so I had to check it out. Little did I know we would be driving into an apocalyptic looking wasteland. I’ll do a separate post on that.

We loved Joshua Tree and will definitely be back to boondock there!

 

Rock on!

The Lezons