In continuation of posts about my visit with Kara and her son Jeverett, I will be sharing our Saturday. They arrived on a Wednesday. Thursday, we went to the zoo, on Friday we rested, and now we're on Saturday. There were so many photos taken of the places we went and there is no way I could share them all..but collages help share a lot of photos in one. Remember, you can click on the collages to enlarge them. Yes, I did do all the driving. It doesn't take much for me to become sleepy in the car. In fact, it's a family joke that when I say, "Let's go for ride", it's code for, "I need a good nap"! My dad had planned on going with us 'most everywhere, but had a huge setback with his degenerative discs in his back and had to stay home. My sweet husband (who was going to be the driver) stayed with him while us mamas and sons went traipsing across the desert. Again, yes, I drove the whole way. Every time. I didn't fall asleep. Not once! (It really is a big deal. I shocked my family. I told them not to get used to it.) I was courageous and just managed to drive across mountains, across the jungle of downtown..here, there, and everywhere. And lived to tell about it. So welcome to our Saturday of museums and gardens and a verrrry close encounter with the tramway. ((Warning: this is a long post with a lot of pictures! It was a full day! ))
First we headed over to Santa Teresa, NM to the War Eagles Air Museum -"dedicated to collecting, restoring and displaying historic aircraft of the World War II and the Korean Conflict eras. This unique Museum pays special tribute to military aviation and reminds us all of the significant role these airplanes, their pilots and support crews played in securing our freedom."
Here are a few photos from this museum's visit. There were planes, cars, uniforms, historical information and a host of artifacts to explore.
I thought this was interesting:
And I loved this:
It was another picnic lunch day. All this traveling and sight seeing made us hungry! Sandwiches never tasted so good. We were so glad we thought ahead and made lunches to take with us! Next stop: University of Texas to see the Desert Gardens and the Centennial Museum.
And lastly, we headed to the Tramway with fear and trepidation. Well, Jonathan, Jeverett, and I did. Kara was ready to go on this thing. I was psychologically ready to oblige and go up with her. After we arrived and were ready to purchase our tickets, the Tramway was closing down due to an incoming storm. I was relieved and disappointed at the same time. I'm not too fond of heights, but I was willing to go for Kara and I was disappointed that we didn't get to go. We hung around and took some pictures, though, of the beautiful surrounding scenery. And then we drowned our sorrow (or elation?) on missing the ride over a Dairy Queen ice cream snack.
Wyler Aerial Tramway:
Some Scenery Shots:
|Isn't this one beautiful with the storm clouds rolling in?|
After DQ, we headed home (after I called John to ask him how to get home. Ha!) I'm not very good with directions and I need specifics and landmarks to get me from Point A to Point B and beyond. Jonathan was a huge help and I was very impressed with how much he knew about the area around El Paso. Kara helped too with maps and with general paying attention. What a day!! I hope I didn't forget anything.
Next up in our Explorations in El Paso: Church in Juárez, Mexico, the Mirador (an overlook), and the great big mysterious X