Harmonson Law Firm - February 2020






This year is a leap year. February gets that extra day in the form of Feb. 29, and this year, leap day lands on a Saturday, which means more people will be able to take advantage of this “bonus” day. It’s easy for the day to go unnoticed, and if you’re busy or you work on

Another fun option is to go hiking at Tom Mays Park. It’s a great way to get out of the hustle and bustle while still being relatively close to home. Pack a big picnic and take the whole family to see the sights and breathe the fresh air. I’ve also been thinking about checking out the new Flix Brewhouse that opened last year near us. We usually go to the Alamo Drafthouse, but it might be fun to try out a new theater at least once. It is hard to beat the Alamo Drafthouse. If you haven’t seen a movie in a while, it’s another great leap day activity. One of my favorite old-school activities it to take the old New Mexico Highway 28 up to Mesilla, right outside Las Cruces. Sure, we could take the I-10, but there’s something about taking the old route that really makes it an experience. It takes you back to before there was an interstate, during the golden age of the American road trip. When you’re driving up an older, slower-paced highway, you can really take in the details of your surroundings. You never know what you might have missed if you were on the interstate. Then, when you get to towns like Mesilla, it’s fun to park and just walk around. There’s a lot of history and old-town charm. I can’t tell you exactly what my family and I will be doing on Feb. 29, but I’m sure we’ll be able to make the most of it with so much do around El Paso.

Saturday, it can seem like any other day. But it’s fun to think about what we can do with an extra day. For me, I would use it to do something I wouldn’t ordinarily do. One thing I’ve been thinking about for a while now is taking our new son, Winn, to the zoo. As a family, we don’t often visit the El Paso Zoo. Lately, Winn has started making noises while pretending to be different animals. He’s been craning his neck like a giraffe and pounding his chest like a gorilla, so I think he’d really love a trip to the zoo to see all the animals. I have no doubt that by the time we get home, he’ll be practicing all the newly discovered animal noises. Of course, there are so many other things to do in and around El Paso. You could make this extra day a day to live like a tourist in our own town. This is a fun way to experience the many things El Paso has to offer. The zoo is a great option, or you can spend the afternoon downtown. Peruse the various businesses, try a new restaurant (or two), or see what’s hidden on a street you’ve never been down. Downtown El Paso hides a lot of great things.

– Clark Harmonson

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