So last weekend, Michele and Aubrey and I drove down to El Paso for a wedding. Eddie Cartagena and Marissa Hernandez (Michele's niece) got married.
It was a nice ceremony, something I would have said even if Michele's father didn't preside. He also conducted our wedding back in January 2004.
I don't think I'd like living in the desert southwest. But I did enjoy the warm weather in December.
The whole time we were there, I kept thinking about how, when we were there three years ago, it was safe for us to walk across the bridge over into Juarez. We found ourselves in a big crowd of out-of-towners who had come to El Paso for the Sun Bowl football game. What a difference a few years can make. Nowadays, you'd probably be safer in Baghdad or Tehran.
While I sometimes wondered about life on the other side of the Rio Grand, I also felt blessed to be on this side with my wife.