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El Paso Mother’s Day Events: Show Mom You Care

El Paso Mother’s Day events

Mother’s Day is on May 14, which means it’s right around the corner. There are a few ways to show the women in your life that you really care, including a number of El Paso Mother’s Day events. We’ve listed some of our favorites to help you find ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day this year.

According to KISS FM, one of the best things you can do for your mom is to take her to a local spa. This is a Mother’s Day classic, but it doesn’t get old. You can visit Barrangan’s or Massage Envy, two top locations for a massage, haircut, coloring, and more. Having a spa day is one way to help your mother or wife relax on this holiday.

Next, visit one of the many Mother’s Day brunches around town. Some of our favorite locations include Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, Butterfield Trail Golf Club, and Sunland Park. Many of these places are premium buffets that are perfect for having a meal with mom.

Finally, stop by a local garden. This time of year is perfect for a trip to the gardens because many of the roses and tulips are blooming. Check out El Paso’s Rose Garden, a four-acre location that is one of few official rose gardens in the country. Here at Crawford Buick GMC, we can’t wait for this upcoming Mother’s Day.

Local Things to Do in El Paso, Texas

Things to do in El Paso
Be sure to check out some of these exciting things to do in El Paso. We can guarantee it will be fun for the whole family!

Are you bored? Are you in El Paso, Texas? Check out our recommendations for local things to do around our hometown.

Ysleta Mission: Explore over 300 years of intermingling cultures and history in this mission, which was built by the Tigua Indians in 1682. Get a glimpse of the stunning desert scenery on the way there, too.

Wyler Aerial Tramway: Looking for a view? Head to the top of Rangers Peak on this tramway and you’ll be able to see three states, two nations, and an abundance of local flora and fauna with your own eyes.

Plaza Theatre: From Broadway productions to concerts, there’s plenty of live theatrical and musical events to enjoy at this refurbished historical landmark with Spanish mission style architecture.

Municipal Rose Garden: If you want to just sit and enjoy stunning scenery, head to the rose gardens, where 1,460 rose bushes are tended to by volunteers year-round.

Western Playland Amusement Park: Roller coasters, kiddie rides, and a massive tidal wave designed to get you soaked; Western Playland is designed to be fun for the whole family!

Check out some of these local things to do around El Paso and we guarantee it’ll be fun for the whole family!

Tips for Tailgating: Getting Ready for the Game

Tailgating is an American tradition that everyone can enjoy. You can have some stellar food, spend time with friends, and cheer on your favorite team. We’ve put together a list of tips for tailgating to help you make the most of your experience. In addition to a quality vehicle, there are some important things to keep in mind before you head to the game.

According to Buzz Feed, one of the most important things is preparation. You should plan to arrive four hours early and eat two hours before the game. Although this might sound excessive, you’ll need plenty of time to set up and tear down. Most importantly, tailgating can go wrong if everyone is rushing around to avoid missing the game. Give yourself plenty of time.

When it comes to food, bring as much prepared food as possible. It’s a good idea to get a food thermometer if you don’t already have one to keep track of internal temps. If you have meat or other food that spoils easily, be sure to put it on ice. Also, be sure to label food items and drinks. Show which are vegetarian/vegan friendly, which might affect allergies, and which drinks have alcohol.

Be friendly and enjoy the game. No one likes to see fighting and bickering over a game—be respectful. Make friends with your neighbors, and—most importantly—have fun! Tailgating doesn’t have to be perfect—remember to relax and enjoy the game.

Check Out Our Favorite Things to Do in El Paso This Summer

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Visit the El Paso Zoo!

Looking for fun in the sun this summer in El Paso? Luckily for you, El Paso is one of the most vibrant, cultural cities in the state, offering a long list of activities and attractions that the whole family will enjoy during the warm, summer months.

Here are just a few of our favorite things to do in El Paso:

And of course, if you’d like to spend your summer behind the wheel of a new (or new-to-you) vehicle, contact us at Crawford Buick GMC.

Sumo Wrestler Byamba Is a GMC Precision Expert

These days, many auto makers are being extra creative in their advertising. GMC is no exception, as it has a new series of commercials called “Precisions Experts.”

In the new “GMC Precision Experts” commercial, a sumo wrestler explains his definition of precision. The sumo wrestler’s name is Ulambayar “Byamba” Byambajav, and he defines precision as the joining of form and function.

The combination of form and function makes an astonishing package, one which Byamba exemplifies. He also points out that the new 2016 Sierra 1500 Denali is a prime example of precision.

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
Meet the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali at Crawford Buick GMC

Both the GMC pickup and the sumo wrestler have an intense game face, which hints at the power each one has to offer. In addition, Byamba believes that precision is something that needs to happen within. He shows us that the interior of the Sierra 1500 is spacious, with room to relax as it blocks outside noise.

We at Crawford Buick GMC would not have thought of the similarities between a sumo wrestler and the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali, but precision expert Byamba makes some great points! Check out the video here and then come into Crawford Buick GMC to see real-life precision in the Sierra 1500 Denali.

Best Places to Get Dessert in El Paso

We at Crawford Buick GMC love dessert, and El Paso offers some of the best sweet treats in Texas. If you’re looking for the best place to get dessert in El Paso after a stressful day or big dinner, we have some suggestions.

  • V & G Ice Cream & Coffee Parlor: Nothing beats the cool, creamy treat of old-fashioned ice cream after a hot El Paso day. Their banana splits are some of the best, but if you prefer something else, you have dozens of other flavor options.
  • Hana Banana: This up-and-coming El Paso chain has three locations in the area which serve a variety of smoothies, waffles, and crepes—most drizzled in rich chocolate. Indulge by ordering a slice of cheesecake topped with ice cream and wrapped in a crisp pastry.
  • Gufo Di Milano: Known for its all-natural, old-fashioned gelato in flavors like toasted almond and ginger cream, this upscale eatery also offers hearty servings of Italian dishes like paninos and crepes paired with specialty coffee drinks.
  • DirtyMouth Cupcakes: Beautiful to look at and scrumptious to eat, these specialty cupcakes will change the way you think about baked goods. Ever had a French Toast & Bacon cupcake? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • Popcorn Extravaganza: Make your dessert salty-sweet by mixing some of these incredibly-flavored popcorn varieties together. Go with pre-mixed suggestions or make your own combination—you’ve got over 50 to choose from!

Ideas for Your New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

Culturally, New Year’s is that time when the previous year is left behind and we turn our attention toward improving the future. Making a New Year’s resolution is an important, symbolic gesture toward the “out-with-the-old” mantra.

However, you might be stumped when it comes to finding an idea for your resolution. Don’t want to get stuck with the same old goal every year? Here are some suggestions.

The most common resolutions are losing weight and being healthy. This is so common, in fact, that over a third of the population comes up with this same resolution.

However, you may not want to stick with something so generic or expected, or you may have tried and failed in the past. Don’t be discouraged–it might just not be your style. Other goals—like minimizing procrastination, improving your concentration or memory, or becoming more confident—might be up your alley instead.

Learning manners and etiquette, meeting new people, reading more, falling in love, becoming a tidier person–the possibilities are endless.

Don’t see anything you like yet? How about getting out of debt, saving money, or finding a better job? Volunteering more? Finding a new hobby? Spending less time on social media? Any of these are great choices, or you can use these as inspiration to come up with a New Year’s resolution of your own.

Whatever you do, try to find something that you can stick to–and stay with it!

Places to Get Lost in Nature in El Paso

adventureEven this late into the year, the natural surroundings of El Paso are beautiful to visit. Amazing animals and fascinating plant life surround the city. There are plenty of places to explore this wildlife in El Paso. Be sure to visit these places to get lost in nature in El Paso.

Franklin Mountains State Park

The Franklin Mountains stand tall right outside of old El Paso. Be sure to make the trek out to these magnificent mountains for a hike through their natural beauty.

Hueco Tanks State Park

El Paso is lucky enough to have not one, but two state parks located nearby. This state park is a culturally significant location for many Native American tribes, and is home to some breathtaking rock formations and pictographs.

El Paso Zoo

For a place to explore nature that’s a little closer to home, be sure to check out the El Paso Zoo. From elephants to zebras, this zoo is home to over 220 species of animals!

Halloween Fun in El Paso

HalloweenThere is no shortage of Halloween fun in El Paso. Whether you’re looking for something family-friendly, some costumed fun, or some legitimate ghost haunts, El Paso has it all. Take a look at some of these great events you can add to your calendar.

  • UTEP Haunted Campus Tour. Learn all about the paranormal activity found across campus. The tour starts at the UTEP Student Alumni Lodge on October 22nd and 23rd at 6:30pm. Tickets cost $10 for general admission before the tour starts, or $15 at the door.
  • Ghost Stories by Moonlight. This adults-only event will be filled with spine-tingling tales, legends, and folklore all performed outdoors by local storytellers. It will be held on October 23rd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Magoffin Home. Tickets cost $15 per person. Wear a warm costume of your favorite spooky character. Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served as well.
  • Boo at the Zoo. For a true family-friendly event, visit the El Paso Zoo on October 24th or 25th for the annual Boo at the Zoo. Kids can dress up in their costumes and trick-or-treat through the zoo. You can also watch your favorite animals have fun with some pumpkins, visit the glow in the dark bug room, head through a Halloween maze, and more.

What is your favorite Halloween event here in El Paso?