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Behind the HiWay


There are several renovated trailers at El Cosmico, in Marfa, but they may not have the charm of this one that I saw in back of the HiWay Cafe, just down the road in Valentine.  Also, this one has those concrete blocks hold it up, so you know it’s stable.  No neighbors to bother you – everything around is abandoned and falling down.  And the tree right there provides some shade, although to be honest, this IS the desert, and the shade’s probably never as much as you’d hope.  It’s also just a stone’s throw (literally, and I can’t throw very far) from the railroad.

You don’t have to take my word for it; it’s right there on the main highway (or: only highway), between 3rd and 5th Streets*.

Valentine, Texas
photographed 8.16.2013

*By the way, and because I know you want to know, the highest street number in town is 8.

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