I recently spent three weeks in Texas on a business sales trip. One day I made a 450 mile loop from San Antonio to call on customers in Laredo, Eagle Pass and Del Rio all along the Rio Grande River and the U.S. – Mexico border.
There wasn’t much time for fun (photography) but in Eagle Pass, the map showed I was only a few blocks from the river so I wanted to take a look – since I had never seen the mighty Rio Grande before.
I drove a little bit south and found a break in the fence. Construction of the fence obviously is still a work in progress:At this point was a driveway into what obviously was once a community park and gathering place with grass, beaches and water fun. One of the bridges entering into Mexico in the background.Today (Saturday – late, hot mid-morning) I only saw in the park three Border Patrol vehicles and one Air Boat that had just been taken out of the river.Oh, by the way, I did see the river:Regardless of your views on immigration problems, the fence just ruins any beauty and enjoyment of this river.