2.15.2013

Fort Bliss in El Paso, Tx

Things were unexpectedly good from the get go. The rumours about El Paso and Ft. Bliss made us think twice about staying here but now I am glad we decided to try it for ourselves.

We arrived an whole 30 minutes ahead of schedule, which rarely happens anymore - okay, so it was because we hit mountain time and gained an hour; I'll take what I can get.

Sunset on the first night at Fort Bliss

The Fort Bliss RV park is nothing but a glorified RV suburb but the facilities make up for the close quarters. All sites are wonderfully level pull thru sites and our spot was close to the showers/laundry, which were both much needed after spending 20 days in primitive camping.

The first thing we did was pile into the family shower for a nice hot shower. Then we sorted the clothes, which were piled high in the rv shower - 12 loads total. We rarely use our rv shower to wash in; it has become our laundry shoot.

Out the same window but during the dust storm.

We had originally planned on exploring the local zoo but because there was wind/dust advisory we decided not to go, which turned out to be a good thing. When we were coming back from post, the mountain range looked like there was a fog around it because of all the dust.

The girls at the cookie decorating station.

The base is VERY kid friendly. Thanks to Margie from the laundry mat, we found an indoor play area for the kids, and there was a valentine day celebration in a beautiful courtyard called freedom crossing where the older kids made valentines cookies and other crafts, while the little ones played on those soft-sided playground things.

Hanna and Freya at the playground.

We could easily find stuff to do here for another week but sadly with the weather clearing up tomorrow we will be heading to Hot Wells, Az.

 

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