We arrived in Shungnak on Wednesday morning. There were low ceilings so we didn’t see a thing as we flew in until we dropped down to land. What a great sight!
All our boxes were stored at the school and we’ve been unpacking.
This photo has not been altered–not much of a commute, eh? The school is the same one we taught in. The inside has been remodeled and all the materials came in to put a new roof on the gym. We used to live in a little cabin down by the river. The school district now provides teacher-housing. There are three of these old portables that have been converted into duplexes and we’re standing right in front of ours.
Last night we took a walk down by the river…
In between unpacking boxes we’ve made trips to the Native Store, the Post Office, and visited a few Elders. Today we did a little berry picking too.
Being back has been wonderful. We’ve been greeted with smiles, warm hugs, welcoming handshakes and tearful eyes. It’s great to be outside and hear, “Hey Bonnie and Hans! Welcome home!”