On May 7th, Joe Joaquin came to eat dinner with us. We had salad, rolls, and spaghetti with meat, cheese and red pepper flakes. Everyone that cooked did an awesome job. Tonight really felt like a family dinner; everyone really seemed to be enjoying themselves. After dinner, it was awesome to hear Joe Joaquin speak about the salt pilgrimage. During class, we have discussed the salt pilgrimage several times, but it felt much more authentic coming directly from Mr. Joaquin. Further, I recognized some of his stories that Harvey had passed on to us in class (such as the example of the man scared of the big wave), but Joaquin added spirit and humor that elevated his stories. Overall, I feel like Joe Joaquin embodies everything we have been studying over the past couple of weeks, and it was an honor to meet him.