Highlights of the TEXnewMEX TUUR October 8-16, 2022
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As an added bonus for our travelers who pay their initial deposit for this trip before April 1st, we will pay your entrance fee into Spaceport Roswell, a virtual reality based experience that explores the "Roswell Incident" from the perspective of the aliens who caused it. In addition, all early registrants may postpone their second payment, originally due on April 1st, until May 1st. Those registering after April 1st will have two payments due as soon as they register, with the last payment due for all on June 1st, when we plan to close registration.
It’s hard to explain the magic of Marfa, but when you get there, you get it!
The journey is half the adventure and so much of the allure of Marfa stems from its remote location. This is a place where the pace of life slows down. In the 1970s, New York minimalist Donald Judd moved to Marfa, drawn by the enchanting terrain beneath a huge blue sky. He purchased several buildings for art installations, forever solidifying Marfa as a global art community. While there you may want to see some of his work at the Chinati Foundation.
Another historic and artistic highlight is found in Building 98, built in 1920 as the Bachelor Officers Quarters and Officers Club at Marfa’s Ft. Russell. During WWII, the fort was used as a German POW camp. Two of the prisoners painted hauntingly beautiful fresco styled murals of idealized Western life in the Gala Dining Room and Library of Building 98. These were saved from being lost to deterioration by the International Woman’s Foundation founded in 2002.
And of course, there are the mysterious Marfa lights… Accounts of the strange phenomena in the Marfa night skies began during the 19th century and continue to this day. https://visitmarfa.com/marfa-lights/