My name is Cristin and this is my first blog post.
Here is a little about me: I am a full-blooded Navajo but raised as a city girl. I am studying nutrition (dietetics) at the Downtown ASU campus. My passion is food and animals. I started this blog to keep track of my adventures and interests as I go through college. I like to think of this as a hobby.
Now that thats over with, I can tell you about my trip back to the Navajo reservation and my grandparent’s 50th anniversary.
Upon arriving in Window Rock, Arizona, we stopped to get frybread at Pinkie’s. You have no idea how long I have waited to get real Navajo frybread. Yes, I can get it in Phoenix but the taste don’t quite match up to the real thing.
And they were huge and full of grease! My nutritionist side did try to stop me but this was too good to pass up. I enjoyed every minute with my Shasta orange soda.
The next day, we met up with the rest of my family in Navajo. Here is a picture of my mom’s land that she had leased out for us. I haven’t been here since I was young. It was simply beautiful with the towering cliffs above us.
And here is a picture of my cousin making frybread. We instantly became best friends when I saw her Blue Bird Flour apron. Could she be the next Miss Navajo Nation?
And now for the two people that we traveled 5 hours to see. My grandmother had planned this anniversary/family get-together for months and she was the star of the show. Here is a priceless moment that I won’t ever forget.
Overall, I enjoyed catching up with family and it was nice to get away from the big city. I can’t wait to go back. When was the last time you escaped into nature and where did you go?