Saturday, June 19, 2010

Somewhere in a Hotel room in Las Cruces...

We made it all the way to end of the earth. Or so it seems, down here in the south of the US. The borders get kind of blurred as we move so quickly from New Mexico to Texas and back - with the tortilla curtain in plain sight the whole time.

Memories of the Berlin Wall. My son asks: Why don't they climb the fence to get to the other side? The fence is not very high. See the sign warning of high voltage and threatening instant death by electricity? A different kind of Todesstreifen.

We arrived in Las Cruces and visited some cousins in El Paso and Socorro, Texas. I remember the last time we visited we crossed over the border to Mexico for the day. The cousins tell us it is too dangerous now. People don't cross over just for fun these days...

It is sooo hot in these parts. Way too hot for a German. I am feeling a bit parched this morning. Must remember to drink more water today. Why would anyone go on vacation this time of year here? Temperatures are around 105 and I feel like dying whenever I leave the airconditioned bubbles of existence: The car, the hotel, somebody's house. Well, like I said it is not a vacation. Uncle Erasmo is pretty sick, and we are glad we could come visit him one more time. The children are such good little troupers spending countless hours in the car driving around visiting family.


I still have not figured out how to do mobile uploads to my blog from my phone, but at least I have a hotel with Internet access. But then I realized that I forgot to bring the cable for the camera. Hahaha I still cannot load my pictures onto the computer. I guess I will have to add some pictures when I get home. Or maybe add some old pictures?


Since I was asked to post another recital picture by one of my dear readers I will put it with this post and to liven things up a bit.

5 comments:

woolies said...

It was 105 here yesterday. I've sort of gotten used to it, but do not plan to live here the rest of my life. You're not that far from me - come visit! Have a swim in the pool - the pool which had a baby snake in it this morning! And, stay away from the border. :(

SewnNatural said...

What a sweet recital photo! Love the color of their outfits!

mrsbeccijo said...

Ulla I can't handle the heat either! Must be the German in me, lol!
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Rebecca Varon said...

Dear Ulla, What a powerful comparison: Tortilla curtain vs Berlin Wall. But there it is; the same thing! I think this level of depth in your observations is one of the aspects that make reading your blog so memorable! Thanks for sharing.

germandolls said...

Hi, Rebecca! Thanks for your sweet comment! I am glad you find my observations interesting and enjoy reading them. Your comment made my day! =)