Our first stop was El Paso. We decided to spend a day to break up the drive to Big Bend National Park and to see a few historic sites that seemed interesting. The day we had planned to see sites had winds over 30 miles an hour, rain and even snow for about an hour. It was ugly. So, I called the near by Ford dealer and got in for an oil change. Good use of crappy weather. The next day was still a wind advisory so we decided not to continue our journey and instead (since it was sunny) to see the El Paso historic sites.
First thing was to see a few missions originally established in the 1680's. They were actually
We finished up our day trip with an attempt at doing the walking tour of the downtown historic district. Note that there were 25-35 mile an hour winds that day and sometimes the buildings were a good wind block and other times they caused an awful wind tunnel. We did most of the tour and finally gave up.
|Hotel Paso Del Norte - 1912|