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Stroll Down the Block

Stroll Down the Block

One of the things we like to do while we’re in El Paso is go for walks in the neighborhood once the sun goes down. Believe me, you don’t want to do it during the day when the high is 105 degrees Fahrenheit. After about 8pm the temperature begins to drop and it’s more than manageable for a walk with the dog. Also, our chihuahua appreciates the cooler temperature for the walk.

As we walk, I can’t help but notice some of the cute houses on our route. This is one of the pleasant surprises that El Paso had to offer for us on this side of town. As you’ll learn about me, I love to see new neighborhoods and the different types of homes and landscaping they contain. Below are some of the structures and plant-life we encountered.

I’ve always liked the architecture you find in the desert, especially places like Palm Springs. I wouldn’t call myself a mid-century design lover but when I’m in Palm Springs it’s so appropriate. There are some gorgeous contemporary homes here but the style I really like the most is Spanish Colonial. You know, the terra-cotta roofing contrasted against the sun bleached white walls. Maybe it’s from our time in Spain, but there is something about that style of home incorporated with Spanish colorful tiles that just sets my heart a flutter. So as we take our walk at dusk, I point out each cute house.

One of the houses along our route.

One of the houses along our route.

So many cacti around. Don’t get too close!

So many cacti around. Don’t get too close!

Flowers along the way

Flowers along the way

Alley way behind some of the houses.

Alley way behind some of the houses.

Car Disservice

Car Disservice

End of the Weekend

End of the Weekend