After our brief visit to Las Cruces, NM, we began our journey to San Antonio, TX… first stopping in El Paso, TX for a mini tabling event at a local park. I never realized how close El Paso was to the Mexican border – you could literally SEE Mexico from the highway, and there was a black chain-link fence running along the US/Mexico Border.
The photo below was taken just before we reached El Paso – the area behind the red tower – the homes, and buildings – are all IN MEXICO. That is Mexico… COOL!
The park we visited was just minutes into El Paso, and we set up shop and petitioned people as they walked through the park and down the street. The park was nice – open, clean and pretty empty. This guy below saw our awesome van from the street and pulled his car over to find out what we were doing. Turns out he is a huge supporter!
Downtown El Paso seemed like a ghost town, there were hardly any people anywhere and it was also VERY HOT. The park had a cool crocodile fountain in the center, tho it was not turned on and the entire fountain was empty.
After the short-lived tabling event, we ate lunch at a true tex-mex restaurant (I don’t think we could have found another restaurant any closer to the border). I don’t know what I was thinking – I ordered grilled cheese, and everyone else around me ordered chile rellenos. Ugh! …I was totally kickin myself for that one.
During the course of the trip, people came and went from the van – and this was the last stop for our teammate Lucero, from the San Diego office. We said our goodbyes and then packed into the van again, dropping Lucero off at the airport and then making our way to San Antonio.
…on the road again.