Sunday, March 23, 2008

Talofofo Falls

Talofofo Falls was one of the places we visited. This is where one of the Japanese soldiers hid for many years after the end of WWII. He hid in an underground cave that was only 3 feet high. We also saw pigs that wandered around the grounds with their piglets. We took a tram down to the falls. It seems that I am not only member of the family who is afraid of heights. Since we were four adults and four kids, it was a fun day. On the way to the falls we got to see lots of the countryside on the southern end of the island. It is so green and lush everywhere. There were so many beautiful flowers and trees. The roads were bumpy in some areas. We saw a few boonie dogs, but no snakes.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Shopping in Hagatna

Views of Hagatna's shopping area. Beverly Hills Rodeo Dr. comes to mind on this block. All the best shops were represented in mall we had just been in before these pictures were taken. Most signs are in Japanese as well as English because of the tourist industry.

Connor's Party

We celebrated Connor's birthday with a pool party at the base pool. There was a large covered area for picnics to protect from rain or shine. The sun was so warm on achy joints. It really felt good. We met Ben's commander and his wife and son. We went swimming for the first time in years and had a great time.

The Navy's version of gated housing. The cylindrical object hanging on the fence is a snake trap complete with hamster bait. They must be working because we didn't see a single snake while were there. We did see one frog and a few crawling things outside. There were a couple of small gray geckos indoors and one large green one on the side of the neighbors house.

These are pictures we took during our layover at the Honolulu airport. It was a warm up for Guam.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Ryder's Toes

Hopefully more Guam pictures

It is getting too late for me to make sense of pictures and/or blogging.

More Guam Pictures

More Guam Pictures

Guam Vacation

We had such a great time in Guam visiting with Ben and Marie and the kids. Their home is really nice. Everything was photo worthy. The warmth and sunshine was such a treat in February. Jim had a little trouble keeping up since he was only four days out of the hospital when we began our trip.