Owned by the Benavides family since 1915, Chope’s Town café and bar has served as a location for social and political gatherings. Today, it continues to serve the local community with traditional New Mexican cuisine.
Longina Benavides began the restaurant in 1915, selling homemade enchiladas with an outside lantern that she turned on to signal that the enchiladas were ready. … Read more
This week, training has continued for the interns as we are starting to embrace the more challenging programs offered at Fire Island; Seining, Horseshoe Crab Walks, Hikes to the Breach, and Canoeing. If this doesn’t sound difficult enough, we are doing all of these programs within the same week and in the intense summer heat. It’s safe to say that … Read more
The Golden Gate Bridge, a landmark known to all. It bears diverse people, languages, and jaw dropping beauty. However, the birth of the Golden Gate Bridge was quite a different story. In fact, the bridge was deemed impossible, ludicrous even.There was constant talk of how the currents were going to sweep away this bridge and how the wind would also … Read more
“If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture—that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves.”
The Kwis Kwis Trail in the Lewis and Clark NPS boasts a rich, healthy, mossy, well-ventilated forest. Mushrooms, lichens and sweet berries are abundant. As I cut through … Read more
I have been at Chamizal National Memorial for about a month now. It has been great interacting with visitors from all over the world, as well as reaching out to the community and learning about the culture in El Paso. As of right now, I have visited twelve different facilities and conducted educational programs about the National Park Service, Chamizal … Read more
Today marked my first four hour shift of “informal interpretation” at the Snake River Overlook. The Snake River Overlook is a popular turnout that provides a breathtaking view of the Teton range, glacial lakes, and ongoing Snake River. It brings to the forefront the uniqueness of these young mountains and the fascinating geological process of a stretching … Read more
What Doesn’t This Place Have?
As I continue through the summer in Colorado, I am continuously surprised week by week with the amount of history we find in the monument. While it is hard work and we can end up hiking all day, the days that we encounter new sites for the first time is one of the best reward … Read more
The bus is my friend. My campus is less than a mile from my house, and I’ve never been enthusiastic about enduring the hill climb that is hailed as the sole obstacle between home and school. Instead, I took the short 5-minute bus ride to and from school throughout the (overwhelming) majority of the school year, walking only when the … Read more
I’m convinced there are two kinds of people in the world: those who drive for the purpose of getting from point A to point B, mere transportation if you will; and people like me who drive cars to, well, drive cars. Two types of people, two world views.
One of my favorite things about SF is the … Read more