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Getting Your Driver’s License, On Guam

  All military spouses (not service members) must get a Guam driver's license after 30 days of arriving on island - which was all news to us. I'm sure this bit of info was mentioned in one of the trillions of emails sent to us after our PCS to Guam was confirmed and we started… Continue reading Getting Your Driver’s License, On Guam

(Part 2) Pinky’s Birthday At SandCastle, On Guam

  What a hectic month! Brain and I had finally established some sense of normalcy here on Guam only to be swept up again in a frenzy of more overnight duties, common core chaos, and nuclear threats. Yet through all the madness we were still able to celebrate part 2 of my birthday this August,… Continue reading (Part 2) Pinky’s Birthday At SandCastle, On Guam

(Part 1) Pinky’s Birthday At Inarajan Pools, On Guam

While we were dating, I had moved to Turkey to teach, and Brain was in the middle of PCSing to the East Coast while planning a deployment to Okinawa. We've celebrated his Birthday together, but never mine. Needless to say, my birthday had become a long anticipated event, spanning an entire week. For the first… Continue reading (Part 1) Pinky’s Birthday At Inarajan Pools, On Guam

Liberation Day Carnival At Chamorro Village, On Guam

    Every year on July 21st, the people of Guam celebrate the island's liberation from the Japanese in 1944. And each village on Guam takes turns hosting a venue of kiddie carnival rides and games throughout the month. Brain and I aren't sure exactly what the actual liberation day festivities are like on the 21st,… Continue reading Liberation Day Carnival At Chamorro Village, On Guam

Groceries and Amenities (Navy and Air force bases), On Guam

Almost everything you may want and need on Guam can be found on base, except for auto parts and craft/art supplies. Like Andersen, the Naval base has a commissary, and an exchange. This is where you'll get your groceries,  fast food, hair cut, and clothes. The Commissary Some things are cheaper, and some more expensive.… Continue reading Groceries and Amenities (Navy and Air force bases), On Guam

Two Lovers And The 4th Of July, On Guam

    Brain and I visited Two Lovers Point, or "Puntan Dos Amantes," in Tumon, to celebrate our second wedding anniversary.   The  landmark signifies the location in which a famous Chamorro legend takes place.  Much like Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers were denied permission to wed. They ended their lives in order to… Continue reading Two Lovers And The 4th Of July, On Guam

Gun Beach: Lizards, Condoms, and Pipes, On Guam

    Follow the pipes through the reef at Gun Beach and you'll be met by some curious Humbugs. Now these are black and white striped fish that must have liked my bright white rash guard, because they kept close for quite a while. You'll also see some Parrotfish, Moorish Idols (you know, Gill from… Continue reading Gun Beach: Lizards, Condoms, and Pipes, On Guam