Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintOne of the best places to celebrate Fourth of July is on a military installation. It is filled with patriotism surrounding by the men and woman who protect the freedom America was founded upon. Pop Goes the Fort is an annual Fourth of July celebration at Ft Bliss http://www.epso.org/events_detail.sstg?event_id=73 . The celebration begins at 4:30pm […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintFt Bliss’s location, the most southwestern point of Texas, can feel like the middle of nowhere. However, if visitors explore the surrounding areas they will find quite a few little towns which are precious and quaint. One of my favorites is Old Mesilla, NM. https://www.newmexico.org/places-to-go/regions-cities/southwest/old-mesilla/ If you haven’t taken a trip to Old Mesilla, Fourth […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintThe Ysleta Mission Festival is a perfect example of the culture and history which El Paso was built upon. This three-day festival has been taking place every July for nearly one hundred years at one of the oldest living missions in the country. How is that for a history lesson! The Ysleta Mission Festival […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintSummer is in full swing as the school year finishes and temperatures rise. Many people may be dreaming of a tropical vacation. Dream no more, MWR and ACS are bringing the tropics to Ft Bliss by hosting a Fiesta & Friends Luau on June 21st. Are you new to Ft Bliss or just been […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrint The temperatures are heating up in El Paso with no sign of relief in sight. One way to beat the heat is by enjoying a cold sweet ice cream treat at El Paso’s Ice Cream Festival http://icecreamfestep.com/. Last year’s festival offered over 20 vendors serving up more than 75 flavors. The 2018 festival promises […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrint El Paso is a melting pot of cultures and history. It has been shaped by the visitors of the Sun City. Viva El Paso https://vivaelpaso.org/  honors and celebrates the cultures that transformed this place. The outdoor musical performance blends the four cultures which influenced El Paso. Watch as the histories of Native Americans, Spanish […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintAs the last days of school drag on, many parents may be scrambling to find summer activities to keep the kids entertained. The Replica Youth Center can help. Beginning June 4th, The Replica Youth Center at Ft Bliss will be holding weekly themed camps for children in grades 6-12 https://bliss.armymwr.com/programs/youth-programs. For several weeks campers can […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintWhen I was ten or eleven years old my mother and I took a cruise to the Bahamas. I was enamored with the pristine snow like beaches found on the island shores. While living at Ft Bliss, we are hard pressed to find water, let alone beautiful white beaches, however, White Sands National Monument https://www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htm […]

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+YummlyLinkedinemailPrintRocking climbing is huge in El Paso, and for good reason, we are surrounded by mountains! Have you always dreamed of scaling Mount Everest?  Before you grab ropes and harness try out your abilities at Ft Bliss’s Family Day on the Wall https://bliss.armymwr.com/calendar/event/family-day-wall/743250/8630 . Ft Bliss has a ton of amenities: Freedom Crossing, Warrior Zone, […]