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Week 3: El Paso Mission Trail & the San Elizario Presidio Chapel

The Diocese of El Paso Mission Trail is a 9-mile historic route home to three of the oldest historic missions in the United States. I started my trip at the San Elizario Presidio Chapel. Then I worked my way towards Socorro Mission and the Ysleta Mission. The trail has fantastic local places to eat and shop.

The San Elizario Presidio Chapel was established as part of a Spanish military garrison. Most of the historic buildings preserved in the town date from more than a century after the Pueblo Revolt, a revolution against the Spanish religion, economy, and political organization imposed by the Pueblos. It is the only successful Native uprising against a colonizing power in North America.

The Spanish colonization and Pueblo Revolt inspired me for this week's dessert.

Puerto Rico was colonized by Spain in the 16th century. In the 19th century, after the Spanish-American war, Puerto Rico was transferred to the U.S.

Dessert: Natilla. A Puerto Rican custard descendent from the crema Catalana, the Spanish version of crème brûlée.

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