Monday, February 2, 2015

Texas ✔️

Hello Friends,
   First-I had 6 people interested in the Schoolhouse Samplings chart. I used a random number generator and Kathy L. was picked to receive the chart. Kathy please get your address to me and I will send this off to you.
  The past week saw me take a quick trip to El Paso, TX. By quick trip I mean that I wasn't gone all week. There is no easy way to get to El Paso. Going out there I went from Raliegh to Nashville, then on to Phoenix and finally El Paso.
When I flew into Phoenix, I saw this from the plane. They are ready for the Super Bowl.
 Coming home it was the same number of stops, just some different ones.
When I got to El Paso it was late afternoon and I headed out of town for a steak dinner. This was the view from the restaurant.
This was my view in the restaurant. It was a very nice meal.
  
From my hotel room I can see Juarez. El Paso is a border town with Mexico.
The next evening 6 of us went out for Tex Mex.
This looks like the real deal.
I had an chicken enchilada with red and green sauce. It was delicious and so different than other Mexican meals that I have had.
  The next day I headed back to the airport for an early flight out.
This huge statue is at the airport entrance. I had time to stop and get a pic early in the morning.
  Thank you El Paso!
The rest of my week was pretty uneventful. I got a little stitching done on this Chessie & Me patriotic piece.
This week I will be in North Carolina working at a couple of different sites.
I am hoping for a good week with some more stitching.

Thanks for traveling with me!

Chris

22 comments:

Julie said...

Great selection of pictures from your trip. The food looks very tasty.

Vickie said...

The El Paso landscape is so very different. Have a super week Chris.

Robin said...

Thanks for sharing your travel photos of El Paso! Hope you have a good week in North Carolina! Your WIP looks good.

Robin in Virginia

PS Congratulations to the winner of the chart.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Sounds like you had some interesting stops in getting to your destination and some great food

Barbi said...

OMG!!! the enchilada meal looks de-lish!!!!

Melissa said...

Hello busy traveling lady! At least you get to bring your stitching with you...and try out new foods along the way! Take care!

marly said...

What a great view from the restaurant. How do you find all these spots when you arrive at a new location? Steak looks luscious, not sure about the multicolored things at the other place!

Annette-California said...

The food looks so good - lol! Love your latest project your stitching.
Congrats to Kathy! Hope you too are enjoying the new week. Safe travels.
love Annette

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a neat view from the restaurant, it's like the set for a western film. You eat such a selection of different foods on your travels Chris, it's fun to see your choices.

CraftyGurl said...

Ohhh I miss good food like that! YUMMY Looks like you had a great trip even though fast.

Carol said...

Wow, Chris--I think you've traveled more in one year than I've traveled in a lifetime!! At least you get to enjoy such great food and new sights :) Safe travels!

Carol said...

Wow, Chris--I think you've traveled more in one year than I've traveled in a lifetime!! At least you get to enjoy such great food and new sights :) Safe travels!

Brigitte said...

Since you have your new job I have seen so many pictures of areas in the US that I have never been to and probably won't ever be able to go to. Thank you so much for sharing all these travel experiences.

Marilyn said...

Thanks for sharing the pics.
Glad you get to see different things when you travel for work.
Nice to see you gt some stitching time also!
Marilyn

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Chris! Boy, do you ever do lots of traveling! (this is coming from someone who's never been on a plane!) I always enjoy seeing photos of the places you visit...as well as your beautiful stitching of course! The sweet kitty in the post below looks like one of mine. I have an all black cat too, Kittycat. He was a stray but now he's a very happy house cat! xo

Margaret said...

Oh I'd love some good Mexican food. Yum! It's good your trips are all in the south right now. Travel safe! Loved seeing the sites!

Meari said...

Sounds like you had a great trip to TX. Your Mexican meal looks yummy. We have a small hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant that's the real thing. So good!

Great start on your next project.

Beth said...

My parents were in El Paso for a college Football Bowl game a few years ago - they quite liked it and am glad you did too!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

That's one place I've never been. Looks like fun.

Anna van Schurman said...

Ooooh. I could go for some Tex-Mex. Hope you had a good time! And enjoy NC.

diamondc said...

Chris: I have been to ElPaso on business, there are some great restaurents there.

Catherine

Sally said...

Lovely photos from your trip.Looks like you had a great time.