Vanessa is a senior majoring in biology and anthropology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. During summer 2012, she is studying at SMU-in-Taos.
Today was bittersweet. I went on my last field trip with my botany class to Ojo Caliente, or the Hot Springs, even though that's not the correct translation. The spa was only about an hour from campus, and some other Taos students were able to join us for the trip. I had shared the trip information with other students earlier this week, and several of them kept telling me that I would have such an amazing time. Although I wasn't sure what exactly I would be doing, I knew that the highlight of the trip would be to have a mud bath. One of my friends kept saying how gross I would feel when applying the mud, but how amazing my [...]