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Report: First Trip to GUMO

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Offline chris

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Re: Report: First Trip to GUMO
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2009, 12:42:05 PM »

We then hit a super Walmart to pick up food and supplies. Afterwards, James spied a restaurant / brewery (Jaxon's). He and I are both beer fanatics, so we went for it. The food was pretty good but the brewery was down and draft beer was not available. This would not be the first disappointment of the trip.


I went to elementary school in El Paso and can vouch for Jaxon's.  Actually I had their beer for the first time this past February when I was out there.  Both the food and the beer there are great, although as a few of my friends out there will say "it's a place for white people to eat!"   :icon_lol:

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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2009, 12:43:36 PM »
Oh yes, and more importantly those are some amazing shots, particularly of the nighttime sky!  It makes me want to venture out there, seeing as I haven't been out there since I was, oh nine or ten.

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« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2009, 12:55:26 PM »

We then hit a super Walmart to pick up food and supplies. Afterwards, James spied a restaurant / brewery (Jaxon's). He and I are both beer fanatics, so we went for it. The food was pretty good but the brewery was down and draft beer was not available. This would not be the first disappointment of the trip.


I went to elementary school in El Paso and can vouch for Jaxon's.  Actually I had their beer for the first time this past February when I was out there.  Both the food and the beer there are great, although as a few of my friends out there will say "it's a place for white people to eat!"   :icon_lol:

I've been living in El Paso for a few months now and would recommend not going to any of the Jaxson's locations.  The beer was sub-par and food was about the same.  We tried two different locations because we too are beer fanatics, but we were let down both times by poor food and beer.  Very much a white person place to eat.  

However, if any beer fanatics make it up to Las Curces, a stop at the High Desert Brewing Co. is essential.

Thanks for the nice photos, sorry about hijacking the thread.  
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Re: Report: First Trip to GUMO
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2009, 03:14:38 PM »
Both the food and the beer there are great, although as a few of my friends out there will say "it's a place for white people to eat!"   :icon_lol:

 I dont get it... :eusa_doh:

  Very much a white person place to eat.

 I still dont get it..... :eusa_eh:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2009, 03:38:26 PM »
Homerboy2u:

I think we both are saying that it is a place where very little culture can be observed, they serve very normal American food but attempt to be something other than what they are: a chain restaurant.  Much like the state of Colorado.  
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Re: Report: First Trip to GUMO
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2009, 03:39:56 PM »
Thanks guys... no problem with a discussion about beer :icon_lol: :kaos-cactus06:

Both the food and the beer there are great, although as a few of my friends out there will say "it's a place for white people to eat!"   :icon_lol:

 I dont get it... :eusa_doh:

  Very much a white person place to eat.

 I still dont get it..... :eusa_eh:

I think what they're getting at is it's Americanized/Tex-Mex "Mexican" food. It was more like a Chili's than a local "hole-in-the-wall" joint (where you usually find the best food).

I will say that my wife got a hamburger there and it was amazing. I teased her for ordering that in a "Mexican" food restaurant, but it was pretty damn good.

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Re: Report: First Trip to GUMO
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2009, 04:50:13 PM »
Awesome and hilarious report!  I LOVE the pic from the plane. 

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Re: Report: First Trip to GUMO
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2009, 06:08:51 PM »
Thanks guys... no problem with a discussion about beer :icon_lol: :kaos-cactus06:

Both the food and the beer there are great, although as a few of my friends out there will say "it's a place for white people to eat!"   :icon_lol:

 I dont get it... :eusa_doh:

  Very much a white person place to eat.

 I still dont get it..... :eusa_eh:

I think what they're getting at is it's Americanized/Tex-Mex "Mexican" food. It was more like a Chili's than a local "hole-in-the-wall" joint (where you usually find the best food).

I will say that my wife got a hamburger there and it was amazing. I teased her for ordering that in a "Mexican" food restaurant, but it was pretty damn good.

Bingo!  If you're in El Paso again, it may be worth stopping at a Chico's Tacos; the one on Alameda is especially good for authentic local fare.  Much, much different than Jaxon's/Jaxson's though.  That being said, I am pretty sure I am one of the few people who's left El Paso that sincerely misses it...

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Re: Report: First Trip to GUMO
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2009, 06:58:39 PM »
Much like the state of Colorado.  

Yeah.  Once, in a restaurant in Estes Park,  we tried to get salsa verde for our morning eggs.  They had no idea what we were talking about.  So we tried for picante, then Tobasco;  nada, no way, a total whiff.  All they had was salt and pepper.  That's about as "white" as it gets.


Helluva a trip,  TJ;  but I llike the pics, especially the sunrise throught the tree limbs.  I'll remember to stay upwind from you at all times.

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Re: Report: First Trip to GUMO
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2009, 07:50:04 PM »
Homerboy2u:

I think we both are saying that it is a place where very little culture can be observed, they serve very normal American food but attempt to be something other than what they are: a chain restaurant.  Much like the state of Colorado.  

 Honestly, i did not get it back then. I do understand now.....Colorado!! , Bingo. Now Thomas, please veer this TR back to it{s course. Some pictures from your website would help. :eusa_drool:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Report: First Trip to GUMO
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2009, 11:40:22 PM »
Awesome and hilarious report!  I LOVE the pic from the plane.

Thanks! I had to jack up the contrast on that photo because it was really hazy the day we flew in. We had better air quality on the flight home, but I was sitting on the wrong side of the plane to get a pic.

Helluva a trip,  TJ;  but I like the pics, especially the sunrise throught the tree limbs.  I'll remember to stay upwind from you at all times.

Thanks, Roy. Just keep me away from an open flame or other ignition source.

Some pictures from your website would help. :eusa_drool:

As I mentioned previously, there are more pics that I didn't originally post. You can find all of them here:
http://texbrick.com/photo/gumo09/tr.html


But if that's still not enough for you, then... well, here you go- 12 more extra, just for you, Homero:


























Don't fuss at me if your wife is beating you on the head because it's stuck to your monitor too long into the night. Mine's already getting irritated at me :pissed:

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Re: Report: First Trip to GUMO
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2009, 09:33:46 AM »
I know you had posted the link to your website, i even went there to check them out. But somehow, it is nicer to see them here with the rest of the friends to comment them.

Saludos
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Re: Report: First Trip to GUMO
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2009, 02:40:15 PM »
Great report.  McKittrick Canyon is so beautiful.  I can't believe it was not until my 4th trip to the park until I visited it.  Those star shots are the best.
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Re: Report: First Trip to GUMO
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2009, 03:18:19 PM »
Great report.  McKittrick Canyon is so beautiful.  I can't believe it was not until my 4th trip to the park until I visited it.  Those star shots are the best.

Thanks!

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Re: Report: First Trip to GUMO
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2009, 10:07:53 PM »
Great photos!  Last time I was on Guadalupe Peak was in January.  I was trying to get sunset photos from the top.  As I neared the summit, a cold front blew in.  It was loaded with dust, so the photos weren't very good, it was cold as hell, and the wind about blew us off the mountain as we hiked down in the dark.

 


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