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A scrapbook of El Paso, where I grew up as well as some other favorite spots. Many people believe El Paso is small, western town with one main street, one hotel, one post office and one tumbleweed ;) Last I read the U.S. Census says the population of El Paso was almost 700,000. I was shocked, I thought there'd be more.
Picture starting from the top, LtoR:
- San Jacinto Plaza (downtown park) where alligators lived in a man-made pond. Great attraction especially for us kids and yes, there were real alligators!
- An El Paso, TX postcard
- Cowboy boots - El Paso is the mecca of cowboy boots in my opinion and can you believe I still don't own a pair??
- The view of El Paso from Franklin Mountain's "Scenic Drive" I love the view at night time!
- Skyline of El Paso Downtown, the city is about another 3 times bigger
- Home of UTEP Miners - the Sunbowl Stadium. Miners are an FBS (DIV 1A) athletic program. Seats over 50,000.
- The Plaza Theatre. I remember going there during highschool to watch a reshowing of "Gone With the Wind". It was captivating and so life like. The only way to see the movie, in a big screen.
- The front view of my highschool, Austin High School. Supreme Court Justice, Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor graduated from my highschool I believe in the mid-40's.
- 1966 NCAA Champions in Men's Basketball. A movie was made about this team from Texas Western College (TWC)) because they were the first all African-American team that beat an all white team ( Univ. of Kentucky) for the national championship. The movie is "Glory Road" TWC later became UTEP.
- Chicos Tacos is the first place all El Pasoans go to as soon as they arrive into town. They have the best rolled tacos this side of the Pecos.
- First Baptist Church - at one time we lived only a block away from this church. This is also where my hubby and I met :)
- Typical Spanish style home in El Paso. I miss seeing those
- Ft. Bliss, located in El Paso. The GI population is a boost to El Paso economy. If it weren't my hubby being stationed there, we would've never met!
- My favorite places to vacation growing up. Cloudcroft and Ruidoso were full of pine trees, lakes and camp grounds. I'll take them over the beach anytime. Whitesands, is literally a playground of white sands for miles and miles and miles. All sand no water and oughta be one of the 7 wonders of the world
- A Great blog and lots of pictures of El Paso and the desert southwest: Texas Mountain Trail
- Hubby's and my favorite movie, great chica-flic, watch it! Fools Rush In
- Glory Road, the movie - Josh Lucas stars in it, that oughta make you wanna watch it ;)
Have a great rest of the week and remember to savor every moment!