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Old 03-14-2008, 12:21 AM
Status: "See ya on the flip side" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Up in a cedar tree.
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Default Just visited El Paso and...

It's been a very long time. Since wife was out in Juarez for paperwork to get her mom's citizenship I decided to check out some scenery.

I went to Transmountain Highway and Scenic Drive

Scenic Drive - had some employees sitting on there butts and looking at my daughter as if she was a piece of meat and not picking up the trash. It was sad to see this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/hifi_homeboy/P1030572.jpg (broken link)

But then it was a pleasure to see this:


and this





But it really, really felt dirty when I was there. What's up with that?

Then I took a stroll out to Transmountain Highway. Talk to some nice guys from Texas Parks and Wildlife that was there picking up the trash ect and this is what I saw:






Either way it was nice to visit El Paso again but do want to say it still felt very dirty being there. I'm sure it's all Juarez fault. But there was trash all over the place, even on the highways ect. El Paso would be very nice if the trash would be picked up. Man it was so dirty. Either way I just wanted to post my feedback on my current visit there.

Take care El Paso residence.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: el paso tx.
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Great pics!! We went and took a look a few weeks back and it was dirty then also but like you said on one hand the veiw was breathtaking at the same time you had to watch your step because of all the broken beer bottles and other trash it seems like someone would clean it up because it is a great veiw up there.
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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Thanks for the great pics; but it's sad to see that people treat the desert (as infinite as it seems) like a giant trash receptacle. Really bums me out.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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Either way it was nice to visit El Paso again but do want to say it still felt very dirty being there. I'm sure it's all Juarez fault. But there was trash all over the place, even on the highways ect. El Paso would be very nice if the trash would be picked up. Man it was so dirty. Either way I just wanted to post my feedback on my current visit there.

Take care El Paso residence.
It might have been the windy conditions -- that always stirs up a lot of dirt and makes things seem more drab.

A lot of people here have no sense of cleanliness though -- you see beer cans tossed out of cars -- and trash just dumped anywhere.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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yeah, it was probably the wind making all the trash. It's somehow always windy the night before garbage day. The trash bins always blow over!
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:09 PM
jfe
 
Location: El Paso
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Another vote for the trash flying around
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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Another vote for the trash flying around
I can do without the flying trash but today is absolutely gorgeous with the tumbleweeds tumbling by. They were out in full force trying to attack cars this morning.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:30 PM
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Location: Up in a cedar tree.
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Another vote for the trash flying around
That'll replace the birds
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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Wink Whats with the recycle waste?

[quote=Mike78613;3134714]It's been a very long time. Since wife was out in Juarez for paperwork to get her mom's citizenship I decided to check out some scenery.

I went to Transmountain Highway and Scenic Drive

Scenic Drive - had some employees sitting on there butts and looking at my daughter as if she was a piece of meat and not picking up the trash. It was sad to see this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/hifi_homeboy/P1030572.jpg (broken link)

WOW! this would be consider, a GOLD MINE, wheres the recycling homeless brigade?

People tend to have such disregard and just toss their garbage where ever it falls, I mentined homeless brigade because I always see the homeless filling up thier shopping carts with plastic bottles and aluminum cans, I know that these guys can fetch up to 100.$ on a good day.

If your in El Paso between late August and late March you will see the skies become dirtier during daytime as the nights get cold, the cold air traps pollutants so the brown air hangs around for a while till the gusty winds kicks in then it repeats itself till the warmer days arrive then it's all about heat and car exuast but the air is cleaner and more clear.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: El Paso
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It's sad to see that much garbage like that.

On a different note, I've lost a hat looking over the cliffs on transmountain.
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