28 August 2012

SEVEN GIRLS HEAD TO THE DESERT: El Cosmico

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It's hard to say what the funniest moment of the trip was, but arriving to El Cosmico about 10 minutes before all hell broke loose (weather wise) was somewhere up there. Sure we've all been camping, but none of us have ever put up this particular 8 person tent and it probably didn't help that we had two jam packed cars to unload and take to the campsite by wagon. Stuff was falling, stuff was flying, voices getting higher and there was a whole lot of laughing. We new there was no way we were going to win this race, so we did the best we could...

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Then the West Texas wind rolled in and it was total chaos. Not only was it raining, it was now starting to hail a bit. Although our skin was taking a beating, we all couldn't help at laughing at how ridiculous this all was. The other campers must have thought we were nuts.

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Visibility, zilch. Note to self, no glasses in the rain, especially during a camping trip. Also, the rain in Marfa is freakin' ICY! We were freezing.

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Check out that sad tent. hahaha. Oh man... Five of us were staying in the "waterproof' tent and the birthday girl and sister, Josephine, rented the actual waterproof Safari tent, so we all piled in there to wait out the rain, dry off, and pop a few corks to start the celebration. The rain was intense, but didn't last long. We were quickly off to snapping photos and getting our tent dried out and set up for the evening.

Cost per night at El Cosmico
Tee Pee $80
Safari tent: $65
Bring your own tent: $12 / person


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Did you see the amazing Teepee rainbow photo on Instagram?
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How the tent is suppose to look... See, we know what we are doing ;)

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Then my battery died. That's right. My new car and (what I thought was) a good battery died in the desert. Thank God for Colt, Logan, (Cobra Rock Boot Company) and their external battery! If they weren't in Marfa, I don't know who would have jumped my car on a Sunday morning in a small town where everything is closed on a Sunday.

El Cosmico was such a fun, beautiful place and the folks that work there are characters... Brandi and I had a good laugh because anytime we told the front desk gal some of our stories (tent fiasco, car battery, etc...) she'd reply with 'yeah, but your having fun and it's an adventure, right?!' with a smile. She was right, it was an adventure.

"THANK YOU INDIANS!"



24 comments:

Shannon Fitzgerald said...

Wow...we were just there and left Sunday morning. Brooks is still in Alpine.

GR8itsJONATE said...

Looks like so much fun! Brandi, please stop trying to look like you're putting up a tent. We all know how it really went! JK JK Bwahahahaha!

BuenoBueno said...

EXCUSE ME! I ACTUALLY DID PUT THAT TENT UP, TOOK IT DOWN, PUT IT UP, TOOK IT DOWN! BOOYAH! JOE!

Shannon- How Awesome was it for y'all!? Amazing right?
WHat is Brooks doing there?

amanda said...

Oh that looked like so much fun. That whole rain scenario is probably something that would have happened to me and my cousins too.

I LOVE that front girls response. It's an advanture, and you're having fun!

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lonnie said...

i wanna go next time!!

soundslike1 said...

Looks like too much fun and a hip town! Hit me up on your next Marfa Adventure!! Wanting to go for the past two years. Love your outfit too!

miss teacups said...

This looks like an amazing time, rain and all! The rain/hail clouds and rainbow made for a good backdrop even though you'd probably rather have done without the icy hail.

Adventure is right!

Miriam said...

what a cool place to camp!!!! Just one question, I noticed you guys were all wearing gumboots which ended up being just what you needed with all the rain. Do you always take gumboots when camping or did you expect rain? Not a question vital to life but just was wondering :)

Abby said...

How fun! It's awesome that everyone was laid back enough to roll with the punches! Nothing like camping with rain or freezing cold!

BuenoBueno said...

Amanda- us too! nothing like Adventure!

Lonnie- Come on Washington!
1- done and thankyou!
Miss Teacups- Wouldn't change a thing! ICY RAINDROPS come and get us!
Miriam- yes we always take Rainboots for camaping. My husband had warned me it would rain but I didn't think it would. Texas weather unpredictable sometimes.

Abby- I know right!

Cal said...

That looks positively AMAZING. Such a great adventure! You totally gave me the camping bug too. I want rain!!!

Corey Ann Leamon said...

Crazy Marfa experience - it's always great hearing about other people's journeys! First off, you had an amazing playlist. Beyonce to Beach House.. those are my JAMS. It sounds like a blast to travel with you gals. I would love to hear about what you were able to explore in town... future post?

The last time I went out with some friends, my own post here, a couple of them preceded El Cosmico with Big Bend. In relation to your own story, I think you'd get a kick out of theirs.

Cheers! Keep having great adventures.

John Wells said...

Sure wish you would consider a visit to The Field Lab next time yer out this way. Camping is free, there's a swimming hole nearby and you get to play will my adopted longhorn bull calf - Ben. Might even get a chance to hand feed some free range longhorns and wild burros.

nicole said...

Well, I already knew it, but this TRULY confirms it:

Y'all are rock stars!

I love this post - this ADVENTURE - so much... at the first drop of rain, I would've said TO HELL with that tent. Way to rough it out and ride out the storm! And you got a RAINBOW to show for it! ;)

grrfeisty said...

i am just now catching up on all of y'alls marfa, etc posts. LOVE THEM! will have to visit soon... ;)

Rob said...

Oddly enough, this reminds me of a nice little camping trip I went on years back with my own friends. I even still remember how our tents looked like giant kids' tee pees.

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Candy Gledhill said...

My sister is driving her car from hyundai new york to our place in Jersey and when I saw this blog, this might just be the perfect way to put that car to good use. Camping with friends is so awesome and it never gets old.

Damian Bathory said...

Generally, one reason we got a campervan melbourne for our family camping trips is so we had a backup shelter in case the weather turned bad. However, if we camped out in the desert and it rained, we'd probably forget taking shelter and have as much fun as your did.

Carlisle Dekerlegand said...

Now this gets me more excited with my recent conversation with the geo star perth mobile camping. It better be summer soon because these boots ain't made for sitting.

Farham Erikson said...

I can't wait to call the campervan hire victoria for our company outing. It had been years since I last enjoyed camping. beers, and good company.

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