Chamizal National Memorial

The Chamizal park marks the peaceful resolution of a US-Mexico border dispute. In 1848, the United States and Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War and surrendered around half of Mexico’s territory to the US. The new border was placed at the Rio Grande River, and since this river was shallow … More Chamizal National Memorial

Some Texas Flowers

It’s been a while since I have been out West. One thing I like about it is that nearly all of the critters and plants I see here are different from the ones I usually see back East, and the western desert has a surprising number of flowering plants. So here are same native Texas … More Some Texas Flowers

El Paso Zoo

Okay, everyone knows that I like visiting zoos. 🙂 Some photos from the El Paso Zoo in Texas.  It’s not very big, but it has a nice collection, and most of it is in nice open outdoor pens.

Greetings From El Paso TX

Or, as one of the locals on the bus told me, it’s also called “El Chuco Town”.  I’m in El Paso for a few weeks, then working my way up north where it’s cooler. (It’s already starting to get pretty warm here). Some photos from an afternoon walking around El Paso.