Guerrilla Art and a Hike in Franklin Mountains State Park
I stopped for a few days in El Paso to visit my friend Chrissy and as usual we had the best time. In addition to our usual activities of swimming, watching old movies, eating too much guacamole, and playing Clue, Chrissy asked if I wanted to participate in one of her awesomeness projects for her blog, suggesting we might try making some guerrilla art. Having just seen some cool examples of sidewalk art in Biloxi, I was feeling inspired and immediately agreed. So on a windy, blustery day we walked down to the park and set about attempting to engage (or at least get a laugh out of) potential viewers. This was my first go-round with chalking up a sidewalk since… well, I don’t know how long, but I took this job very seriously. I hope those basketball players, fitness walkers, and skateboarders felt motivated and loved!
Chrissy and I also went hiking at Franklin Mountains State Park on the west side of El Paso. Chrissy, Carrie, and I went to the park around New Years 2014 but this time Chrissy brought me to the other side to hike some different trails. We climbed up to see a couple caves first, then strolled around some flat trails. One of the trails had a bird blind too which was a neat way to observe the birds up close without disturbing them. Overall, I enjoyed this side of the mountain range more and am very glad we did some hikes there. More than anything, I’m so glad I got to see Chrissy!
This is just so much fun! I love the sidewalk chalk art!! And what a great thing to get to visit your friend. Sounds just perfect! xo
It was a lot of fun, Liz, and I hope we inspired people! Visiting my oldest and closest friends is always wonderful and I’m so lucky to be able to do it. Happy Easter to you!
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A thousand million trillion likes! El Paso’s not the prettiest town, but you improved it 100% by visiting!
A gazillion likes back at you! I’d visit you anywhere, pretty or not – even El Paso! As long as there’s dip…