*by Marty Robbins
It was a long day in the saddle (I mean greyhound), so it was dark when we arrived. The lights of the city seemed to go on for ever…at the taxi rank attached to the bus station a homeless man phoned a cab for us! We wondered where the cab was going as it sped out along the freeway! Of course we arrived safe and sound! El Paso is considered one of the safest places to live in the USA!
A few people, including the hotel receptionist asked “What brings you to El Paso?” Even a stallholder at the markets thought it strange that we were visiting! It is definitely an urban sprawl. And you can’t get close to the Rio Grande, because that’s the border with Mexico! So no horse-riding across the river!! Oh my Western images are being shattered! There are two million people in El Paso and another two million in Juarez, Mexico. There is a pedestrian bridge and people pour over here to shop… blankets seemed in demand over the last couple of days. But I loved the artificial flowers!
We visited an old part of town – Segundo Barrio, where we walked around and viewed lots of murals.
There were lots more, but this is enough for now!