My time in El Paso
Well it’s been just about 5 months now and El Paso is a little city that no one would expect to have so
much beauty. Can I say I love this city, no that’d be a lie, because I love MIAMI. But I must say I really like
this little charming place.
I never really had Mexican food until now, OH EM GEE it’s good, hence why my pants are getting a little
tighter, yes it’s my pants that are shrinking (get it right). I love enchiladas montadas, huevos rancheros,
and my kryptonite CHIPS AND SALSA!
|The BEST chips ever!|
This little place by the old cemetery called L&J’s is #Amazeballs. I could eat there every day if calories didn’t matter. But I keep it healthy, I like eating healthy too makes
the body feel good. Lots of event’s around here too, and just recently had fun at the wine fest at the
local winery La Vina.
There’s actually a lot to do here between the hiking trails on the Franklin Mountains to just laying
around pool side (of course you can do that anywhere). The scenery here is so beautiful, breath taking at
|Random day and Mustangs magically appear.|
Lethal Mustangs CC.
A top the Franklins when the sun is setting is such a wonderful place to be. Hiking during the day
before the scorching sun takes over is a great “get-away”, and Las Cruces is just 30 minutes away. I love Las Cruces, such a great town. The history and the aesthetics of it is so charming, they have great folks out there and New Mexican food offers something a little different from El Paso. La Posta is so amazing, and yes it’s filling!
So getting back to the fun side of this little ol'town. I had the opportunity to really enjoy the history of it, heading down to mission valley where some of the oldest churches in the country reside, from the first settlers, not just in TX but the US. I was so amazed by the beauty and skills the churches hold. So nice just being there. So much to treasure in this side of Texas, where you can really forget that you are in Texas. Yes it's dry, yes it's the desert, but it's so wonderful and beautiful. I can honestly say Miami does not hold this much beauty all around, only a few spots.
So I'm always excited to check out new spots in EL Paso, of which I'm still exploring. I look forward to when Jason comes to the Borderland so we can explore different places. This is our little town which will hold a lot of memories, bad ones, and great ones. I can really understand why people who are meant to stay here for a few years, stay for a longer time, because it has charm and the people are great! Another part of history I got to experience is the demolition of the ASARCO smokestacks. Well these things have been standing in this little Bordertown for almost a century, and they (owners and the city) decided to bring the towers down. Well I obviously got a quick history lesson about these smoke stacks. Put it this way, (short version) a big percentage of El Pasoans worked at this smeltering factory for their entire lives, families grew up with their dads going to work at ASARCO, children on their drives through Interstate 10 look out their windows seeing the ASARCO towers; for many generations ASARCO was a symbol of this town, until 2013. Of course the arguments of people getting deadly diagnoses from working at ASARCO was also a part of the story. But in the end they came down, history.