The Gardner Hotel & El Paso Hostel
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We also drove along the Rio Grand and looked over into Juarez. Folks, you cant believe what it is like. It is a huge slum built on the hills with half the houses in ruins or burned out. There is everything on the side of the hill from the houses like our friends Shawn and Lisa minister to at an area called the Tracks, to card board and tin, wood pallets, plywood, and you name it.
... States, as the river shifted southward. Years later, a flood control project cut off a loop of the river, creating Cordova Island--a detached part of Mexico now north of the Rio Grande. It was in the 1960's that technology came to the rescue: a new concrete-lined channel for the Rio Grande was built: no more meandering river! The two nations peacefully exchanged land, and people and businesses were relocated. Chamizal ...
... it used to be called Hot Springs but the town folk liked the name of a TV show better. Hence, the name.
Reached El Paso in the evening. It has a feel of a border town. And except for some McDonalds, Arby's etc. sign boards, it doesn't look like US. More like a tourist town in Mexico. It's already night so I am going ...
... turned out good and it was nice just having family and friends over.
The best part about Halloween this year though was having Canyon - he's pretty much the best part of anything in our world right now. We dressed him up like a tiger and he looked wonderful. Dane and I dressed up in the traditional outfits - wizard and bloody scary guy. We didn't get a ton of trick or treaters, but we had ...
... of kids wanting change.
About 5pm I went out again. Apparenlty everyone avoids being out at night, so knowing full well Id be spending the evening locked in my hotel I at least had to shake off cabin fever while it was still light out. Grabbed a taco from a road side stall, walked a couple of blocks around the central city soakin up the atmosphere. Utterly fascinated by the faces of the people here, there is a palpable feeling of tension which you can read on all ...