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Marfa Lights: Full Display

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Marfa Lights: Full Display
« on: November 26, 2016, 01:05:53 PM »
My wife and I took our oldest and dearest friends to the Bend over T-giving.  The wife of the couple wanted to see the Marfa Lights.  I had stopped by a couple of times before and had not seen ANYTHING.  This time (Monday evening, 11/21 at dusk and for an hour afterward) we saw a spectacular display.  There were lights dancing, hopping, streaming, changing in intensity, suddenly glowing very brightly and then dimming, and generally entertaining all across an arc of at least 90 degrees with the Chinatis in the middle.  There were lights up on the mountainside and down on the desert floor.   

I believe.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Marfa Lights: Full Display
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 01:37:20 PM »
Pictures? Video?
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Marfa Lights: Full Display
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2016, 04:42:06 PM »
Pictures? Video?

I (we) got some.  I'll try.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

 


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