Saturday, January 25, 2020

Day 77 -

Today, we visited the Border Patrol museum just north of the El Paso airport. The museum is free and is not operated or funded by he government. They had a nice collection of historical items and photos. I had always assumed that most of their activity was on our southern border. I didn’t realize the amount of smuggling that went on at the Canadian border. Especially during prohibition.

I enjoyed our short visit. We then went along a scenic drive through the hills overlooking El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. We stopped at a park at the highest point of the road with panoramic views to the east, south and west.

The park was pretty crowded as it was a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The next photo shows a large sculpture of an “X”. I don’t know what it stands for.

In the pano, you can see the downtown area as well as the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP). Later this evening, we visited with some for colleagues from the university whom I had worked with for years as part of the Barrow project. They were celebrating Australia Day which, we think, is tomorrow. We had a great time visiting them.

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