It had rained and snowed all night in Tsaile, so the drive was much like driving in a Minnesota blizzard. Because Tsaile is about 7,000 feet in the mountains of northeastern Arizona, it gets snow a few times a year -- but not usually this late in May.
The group of WSU students arrived on time at ABQ. Sadly, the same cannot be said about the flight carrying Robbie Christiano and Skylar Ogren from Denver. Their plane was delayed several times and there was a significant delay with baggage being off-loaded from the plane.
Finally, the whole group together, vehicles were packed with gear and the team headed off to the Navajo Nation. Chops Hancock very kindly treated the entire group of 15 to a nice dinner in Albuquerque. Several hours later, the weary travelers arrived at the Diné College campus and began settling into their residence hall rooms. A couple went right to sleep.
There was much laughter and music in the vehicles during the drive and it's clear the group is becoming a cohesive social unit. It will be fun to watch the group dynamics change and grow over the next few weeks.