Friday, October 24, 2008

Road trip to Texas: Day 7

We spent the day in El Paso, seeing the grandkids and doing a little shopping. This is the part of our road trip that is meant to be relaxing and uneventful. And it was.

Our grandson, Christopher, is playing soccer and basketball on teams being co-coached by our son, Chris. Here are a couple of pics we took yesterday at his practice. He's the one on the right.

People often don't think of Texas as having mountains. Certainly the scenes from the TV show "Dallas" would indicate that the state is rolling grasslands as far as you can see. In the background of this second pic you can see the Franklin Mountains, which are part of the Rocky Mountain chain. El Paso is actually further west than Denver, the city most associated with the Rocky Mountains. I hope to get some more photos tomorrow to give you a better perspective of this desert mountain area.

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