A town of fewer than 2,000 residents, Marfa, Texas has served as the backdrop for films such as Giant and No Country for Old Men. Located between Big Bend Ranch State Park and Fort Stockton, the rugged landscape of scrub brush and wide open spaces is home to ranchers, and artists, families and tourists.
Though I have never lived in Marfa, I always have a sense of homecoming when I visit. It reminds me of childhood trips to the Texas Panhandle, where tumbleweeds line the highways, the sky is bigger than even the largest ranch, and life moves at a leisurely pace.
I call Marfa my spirit home. Should you have the chance to visit, by all means take the trip.