And then rounded the corner to the area of Guam called Magellan's Landing, the site of, well, yes, Ferdinand Magellan's landing spot on Guam back in the 1500s. Crazy that he was able to find this speck in the middle of the ocean way back in the day.
Surely some of you who were previously on the fence about coming to visit are now sold because of the caribou experience awaiting you. We had a blast, although based on the look on Beshy's face, I'm wondering if she feels the same...
Wednesday night, Jenny and I ventured to Chamorro Village. I'd heard great things about this weekly town festival. I'd heard the shopping was good, the Japanese tourists were a-plenty, and the meat-on-a-stick was to die for. All rumors turned out to be true, and we were having a great time until our visit was cut short. With meat-on-stick in-hand, we stopped in our tracks when the lights all around started to flicker and then one by one went dark. Power outtage! Interestingly, if you ever find yourself in a power outtage surrounded by Japanese, you will probably notice as we did that they are unusually calm and orderly. After witnessing this firsthand on my trip to Tokyo, I could have expected this, but they really were calm. We all pulled out our cell phones to use as flashlights, and realizing many of the grills were being shut down, we jumped back in the "BBQ Express" line for more meat-on-a-stick (this stuff is AMAZING - dare I say BETTER than Texas BBQ?!). The Chamorros don't have it all figured out, but they have an amazing knack for grilled pork! (on a stick!)
And, of course, it promptly rained on us, which made things, yes, even muddier.
|We made it - whew!|
The five-mile hike was absolutely beautiful, and treking through it with friends was the best part.
And once again it looks like I have more stories and pictures than I have time, so I will leave the second half of Jenny's visit (enter Nick!) until next time. I mean, if I could make her visit last until the end of the year, I absolutely would because we definitely had a blast and we miss her already!