• Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    Events,  Fort Davis,  West Texas

    Grand Opening June 19th

    We Can Hardly Wait A Little of This, and a Little of That Somewhere Over the Rainbow is now a member of the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce. We are so pleased, and so very excited to have our Grand Opening Celebration and ribbon cutting scheduled for Saturday June 19th at 4:00 pm. We hope everyone will stop by and get to know us better. We will be serving snacks and drinks, and there will be door prizes (We’ll announce these next week.)  The store is really starting to come together. We have new (and fun) stock coming in almost every day. If you are looking for a gift for…

  • Fort Davis,  Shop Local

    Building a Dream

    Hoping the Foundation is Good Having, after well over a month of hard work, finally opened Somewhere Over the Rainbow, we are in that rather nerve racking period of waiting to see. If you build it, will they come?  So far, we’ve had a couple of really good days, and a few that have been anything but. We are on State Street, but a little off the beaten path, and sitting just a bit back from the road. Our next door neighbors are Cueva De Leon (Yum)and Davis Mountains Rock Shop (the business owned by my excellent Landlords Jim and Sue Franklin). No business is an island, particularly a small…

  • Welcome to Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    Events,  Fort Davis,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    Finally Over the Rainbow

    Open this Week We’re so excited (read: nervous, stressed and just a little crazy) to announce that at long last, Somewhere Over the Rainbow is Opening! Now, this isn’t the Grand Opening. That will come Soon, complete with a Sale and some Prizes I think. Look for an announcement in the next week or two. Our Hours are still a bit flexible, but look for us most days but Wednesday (Closed) from 10 to 6ish except Sunday. Then it’s 11 to 4! We’re looking forward to finally getting to meet a lot more of our Fort Davis neighbors, as well as all the lovely visitors this beautiful area attracts.  I’ve…

  • Earth Day
    Events,  Fort Davis,  Life

    Earth Day 2021

    Each year, on April 22nd, since 1970, we have celebrated Earth Day. It’s original and abiding purpose has been as an observance to focus Awareness on the many ecological challenges this planet faces. Much has changed in the intervening years. Certainly more people are aware of the many problems confronting our environment, and the ongoing impact of issues like climate change, industrial pollution, waste disposal and the need for change in the way the agro-industrial complex produces our food, fiber and fuel. In the months to come, we at Somewhere Over the Rainbow will address these issues and our views, as well as out abiding commitment to leaving the planet…

  • Downtown Fort Davis
    Fort Davis,  Shop Local,  West Texas

    Living Local

    #shoplocal #livelocal Fort Davis is small town living at its best. Part of belonging to a community is spending your time and money there. Supporting your small businesses from merchants to restaurants, hardware to grocery, is part of what makes or breaks a town. We have long been proponents of shopping locally, of supporting our community and the small businesses and organizations that make it thrive. In Fort Davis as well as Alpine and Marfa, we have found a dazzling array of destinations to shop, to eat, and to enjoy this magnificent area we live in. The business owners we have met and traded with have been friendly, informative, and…

  • Fort Davis,  West Texas

    Take Me Home

    Fort Davis Texas Returning to Fort Davis after a twenty-year side trip… Sometimes, Life Happens, despite our hopes and dreams otherwise. And sometimes, you do get to come Home. This has been the case for us. Two decades ago, after having lived in Fort Davis for just over two years, we were diverted by life circumstances back to North Carolina. Though life moved on, and so did I, to Florida and then back to North Carolina several years later, I still missed Western Texas terribly. It just didn’t seem to be in the cards that I would ever get back here though. Eventually, although I enjoyed mountainous western North Carolina,…