Photo Essay: Seeing the plus side of my less-than-unique El Paso neighborhood

Growing up on the East Side of El Paso, I always felt that my neighborhood was a bit bland. I saw the same high school, middle school, and elementary school everyday. I ate at the same fast food restaurants during my lunch breaks in high school. Grocery shopped at the same Walmart.  

Sure, I appreciated my neighborhood, but when I would go to the West Side or downtown, I felt envious of the people that lived there.