Sunday, February 11, 2007

GUAM: Our New Home!

We made it… thankfully an uneventful trip! At 1:30 am we were greeted with Hawaiian Leis from our sponsor Jim. He took us to our Japanese tourist hotel and we crashed. We woke up the next morning on a beautiful island.

The view from our hotel elevator, we ended up with a view of the island so we love taking the elevator, one day I rode it up and then down and up and then down.

That is the beach in the top of the picture and then the ocean is just beyond that... Tumon Bay. The pools and hot tub are below and the water park is just to the right of the hotel building. We get to stay here for up to 30 days but we will soon be house hunting... this limbo business could get old very fast.

…Where America's Day Begins...

My Michigander folk… this is the easy way to figure out the time difference...
When I lived in California you subtracted 3 hours.
Now that I live in Guam, add 3 hours, flip the am/pm, and add a day.
Or you can just add 15 hours.

My California dreamers... add 6 hours, flip the am/pm, and add a day.
Or you can just add 18 hours.

(yes, I live in your tomorrow…being in the future, however, all I can really tell you is that the sun did rise and set as scheduled… sorry my gamblers)

My friends around the world… I can’t do the math right now… just this little bit has made my brain smoke as it is. Loves to you all in Africa, Thailand, Tibet, Bangladesh, Korea, Japan and where ever else you are… p.s. Can we come visit?


Heath’s sponsor, Jim, (who also replaced him in Kuwait) took us on a 7-hour tour of the island. You would think an island that is only 50 some miles around would not take that long and if it did we will probably be bored the next 3 years because we just saw everything. That is not the case, it wet our appetite to explore and see all that there is to see and do… which there is a lot… and if we do get a little restless, then hopefully we will have saved up enough to travel Southeast Asia. Here are a few pics of our tour… enjoy.

Rocky but Beautiful Beach Line

Path to a Private Beach on the Air Force Base

Mountain View at Southern End of the Island


Sunday, February 04, 2007

Wrapping things up

We have had a week full of car crap, appointments, last minute errands, goodbye dinners and a big party last night. Once I figure out how to post pictures from my new camera I will.

Heath and Ben tore a hole in their wall on friday and finished it on saturday before the party. It totally made the party fabulous. We had a couple tables of poker and blackjack going on, a dance party, tons of great food and a killer bar. I made 2 huge batches of Mojitos... my new favorite.


Our move date has changed to wednesday... and ...

I just found a post from novemeber 17th that I forget to post... check it out.