ANOTHER trip down to El Paso?!?! Ugh, we were just there yesterday!
Mike & I left Alamogordo about 8:30 in the morning. He even brought some road trip music. Just so you know, this would not be his usual choice. He just felt like being funny.
This is what it looks like most of the way. Exciting, huh?
One of the first things we see as we enter El Paso. This sign for McCoy's - Reminds me of friends back in Italy.
First stop (and no pictures) Mike's 10:40 appointment at an Army hospital. (He's ok. It was just a follow up for his knee. They send us away for everything - we just have a tiny clinic here in Alamogordo.) THREE hours later we were out of that place...Only to have to come back to pick up some paperwork.
When they told Mike he needed to come back for paperwork, they said we could eat lunch in the hospital. Sorry. I didn't drive an hour and a half to eat lunch in an Army hospital! Instead, we went to Ay Tenampa - Tacos al Pastor. It was pretty darn good.
The waiter talked us in to this appetizer. I forget what it's called and couldn't understand half of what he said when he explained it - I think it's broiled cheese with jalapenos and pork. It came with these yummy tiny corn tortillas.
I ordered 6 tacos. There were 3 pork and 3 beef and they came with half an avacado, radishes, lime and cilantro. AND they were in the same tiny tortillas, so don't go thinking I'm a pig for ordering 6 tacos! (I only ate 4!)
Mike got the Mexican plate. Cheese enchiladas, chicken flautas, chile rellenos and a tostada.
You can't really tell, but this picture is just a fraction of the shopping center we were in. The shopping center I could've spent THREE hours in if we'd known Mike's appointment would last that long!
We had to stop at Krispy Kreme too. Mike felt bad for missing a whole day of work (did I mention we were in El Paso YESTERDAY for a different appointment??), so bought donuts to take in tomorrow...and YES, we got donuts for ourselves too. I also bought this iced Mocha, but didn't drink it cuz it was nasty!
Closer to home we drive through the small town of Oro Grande. There is always a yard sale going on here (I think the sign is tipped over under the speed limit sign), but we passed through too late in the day so didn't stop. It looks like it'd be a fun place to pick. I'd love to stop sometime and walk through the town taking pictures.
That's all for now. I'm joining Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday. Go check out some of the other A entries.