Finally after a long six months I was back in the sun city with my grandma Pegge, mom, sister and brother-in-law. We ate, drank and spent countless hours on our patio chatting. It was absolute paradise and just what the doctor ordered after a fairly hectic few months. If you find yourself in the city that touches 3 states and 2 countries then I recommend you check in over the next few days for some great El Paso sites and food recommendations.
- Wyler Aerial Tramway | This tramway, the only one in Texas, takes you over a mile up to the top of the Franklin Mountain Range. The view is absolutely breathtaking. You can literally see 3 states (Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua) and 2 countries (USA and Mexico), talk about mind blowing.
|Franklin Mt Range- view from Ranger Peak|
|View of El Paso from Franklin Mt. Range|
|View of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico from the Franklin Mt. Range|
|Heather catching a peek of the scenery|
|Sportin' my favorite Urban Outfitters silk shorts and Kate Spade bag on the mountains|
|My turn to take a look|
|Three generations of El Pasoans on top of the Franklin Mts.- myself, my sister Heather, my mom Lisa and grandma Pegge|
|The tram in action during its descent|
After living in another city for a year and a half now I have a true appreciation for my city, especially after this past visit. The colors, vast views, mountains and especially the weather was absolutely perfect. Waking up on a Dallas morning it is hard to imagine stepping outside and feeling a chill run through your body or on a summer afternoon to sit outside on a patio under the shade and enjoy the heat without sweating off several pounds or having a cocktail at night sitting on a patio and needing a jacket instead of needing to disrobe to survive. God as I type this I become so damn homesick for the beautiful dry heat. I am convinced the devil had his hand in the creation of humidity and the city of Dallas in the summer. Enough of this post already or I may end up buying myself a ticket back to El Paso.