A long time ago when the Asarco Smokestacks still existed the coolest thing used to happen at night. It was about 30 years ago that I remember seeing the most gnarly sight ever.

The only time you could see it was while you were cruising down I-10 East or West by Executive Center. I remember I was about 5-years-old and I always enjoyed taking I-10 because of the magnificent view.

Whether you would be driving on I-10 between Shuster and Executive Center you would notice bright orange lava. Not sure how many remember this but I sure as hell do.

As a child, I remember I used to play pretend in the backseat escaping a volcano eruption in Hawaii.

I guess that explains all the black dark coal you see lying around near the border highway. '

It was so neat to see that sight in the evening as you're passing by. Unfortunately, at a fast speed.

All I can say is I am glad I got to enjoy that view as a kid because I could stare as long as I wanted. The best time to see the bright orange lava flowing down the hill was at night. The day they announced the demolition of the Asarco Smokestacks a part of me was devastated.

The Asarco Smokestacks were always where the villain lived in my pretend world. All I can say is I am glad I used my imagination and was not glued to electronics like some kids now.

I will admit I really miss seeing that sight when I have taken I-10 East at night. Leave your vote if you remember seeing the lava on I-10 at Executive Center below.

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