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Casa Grande Big Bend Starlight Theater, Terlingua, Texas McDonald Observatory, Texas Lost Arrow Ranch, Texas
Bandera Movie Set, Texas Study Butte, Texas Terlingua Cemetery, Texas Gage Hotel, Marathon, Texas
Train depot, Marathon, Texas Salt Creek, Study Butte, Texas Pecos River Bridge, Texas Jailhouse step, Marathon, Texas
Our dear friend, Diane Weatherford, gave us a snowglobe as a Christmas gift just before we left on our 2003 trip to Big Bend National Park, Texas. We decided to take it with us to help us document our the manner of the remarkable book, "The Red Couch"* or the more prosaic, and more recent, "Traveling Gnome" Travelocity TV commercials.

When we got home we told Diane that we thought of her every day. After she pooh-poohed that suggestion, I showed her the pictures. We all had a big laugh.

Here are just a few of the locations in which we documented our snowglobe's participation in our trip. All kidding aside, I hope you are inspired to visit the beautiful Big Bend country.

* "The Red Couch A Portrait of America, "New York, NY, Alfred Van Der Marck Editions, 1985. Photographers traveled the US with an 8 ft red velvet couch. Text by William Least Heat Moon.

McDonald Observatory (UT), Davis Mountains, Texas
Mine Workers' Cemetery, Terlingua, Texas
Gage Hotel, Marathon, Texas
Pecos River Bridge, Texas
Movie Set Near Terlingua, Texas
Casa Grande Peak, Big Bend National Park
Lost Arrow Ranch, Big Bend, Texas
Salt Creek, Study Butte, Texas
Starlight Theater, Terlingua, Texas
Study Butte
Old Jailhouse Steps, Marathon, Texas
Train Depot, Marathon, Texas