BIG BEND   




BIG BEND


Big Bend National Park, covering over 800,000 acres, is a U.S. national treasure, but it couldn't exist without Mexico's help.

In 2010, President Obama and the Department of the Interior began talks with Mexico on further cooperation between the two countries, for as it turns out, this park isn't just a national treasure after all, but a bi-national one.

On the national park's website is the carefully-worded response to the question, "Is it safe?":
"Throughout much of its history the border along the Rio Grande has often been fluid, allowing people of both countries to come and go as needed. However, the border is an artificial boundary imposed on the natural environment, and as such is subject to political and social pressures."
Did we feel safe there? Absolutely.