¡Hola a todos! 

Hello everyone! 

Week one of my internship with the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail is in the books. Sure maybe it wasn’t what I was expecting, but neither is the current state of the world. 

Maybe we should back it up a little bit, my name is Rebecca Flores. I grew up in the border town of Laredo, Texas; where the sun is always burning at a steady 100 degrees, the tortillas are hot off the comal, and there’s always frijoles en la casa. Living in a city that is predominantly Mexican-American was unique in itself and influenced my life in every aspect. The ideas of family and community have always been at the core of my values and the older I get, the more I appreciate it. So, when I got the opportunity to combine my love for Latinx communities with my passion for the outdoors, I couldn’t say no. 

Okay enough about me, let’s get back to the Anza Trail… 

Did you know that the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail stretches through California, Arizona and even Mexico!? Well it does. Week one has opened my eyes and inspired me to learn something new about the trail everyday and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.

I have been out on the trail a couple of times now and have only touched a small fraction of it. But my hiking shoes are laced up and my sunblock is on and it’s time for me to get back out there.

*backpack, phone, keys, wallet, mask* 

Hasta la próxima.

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