Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mount Cristo Rey

Foot of the cross

This was taken at the top of Mount Cristo Rey. I can remember making the pilgrimage to the top of this mountain several times during the annual ascents in October of each year. I would see people climbing up on their knees keeping promises for wishes granted or asking for prayers to be answered. This mountain was also a welcomed site every time I came back to visit my family in El Paso during the times that I lived in San Diego, Midland, or San Antonio.
This area was once completely under water and it takes about a minute to find shell fossils near the base of this mountain. Once you reach the top of this mountain, you can see 3 states ( Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua) and 2 countries (United States and Mexico).

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