|PLU on the Beach. Darlene Reilley|
|View from our Cabin. Darlene Reilley|
|Getting ready to do a Polar Bear Plunge!|
|Stories and smores around the campfire. Darlene Reilley|
|Playing on the Beach. Darlene Reilley|
The Makah are generous hosts; they have welcomed us into their lives and homes. It was an honor meeting them. I can't step away without mentioning President and Dr. Krise and Tamara Williams and her sons's visit. It was an honor to meet them all. The entire group shared dinner with them and I hope we were able to convey how special an experience it is to visit Neah Bay. I know they were able to walk on the beach at Hobuck and tour the MCRC. Dr. Huelsbeck has brought students to Neah Bay for 18 years and I hope that continues and that other Lutes follow behind us and spend time with our friends.
As we went about our time there, one thing sticks out: people kept approaching us and thanking us for our service, especially at the funeral. It was an honor to be able to help out. We appreciate the fact that they invited us into their lives. We were able to help the community when they needed it and in return give back to the community for allowing us to have the experience of entering their community as junior family members.
The experience of meeting several Makah people and sharing experiences with them has been one of the highlights of my time at PLU.