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Archive for April, 2008


Well, I’m back from Guam and what could be more fun than an outing in the park with a wonderful family. Tonia & Clay are tying the knot this July at the Church in the Woods in Lake Oswego. Since Tonia & Clay have two sweet kids we decided that they need to be a part of the pre-wedding portrait session. Here they all are having fun on a beautiful spring day at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in SE Portland. See all their images in the gallery.


Guam: Days 8, 9 & 10!

Posted by Rosemary on April 6th, 2008
Well, these last 3 days on Guam are a blur of boating, snorkelling, eating & partying. Instead of going on and on, I’ll just show you some lovely photos. Goodbye Guam! It’s been grand!





Guam: Day 7

Posted by Rosemary on April 3rd, 2008

Today was a fun filled day in Guam. It started out a little rocky but improved by about 9 am. We woke up this morning with a list of things we wanted to do, but there was a flat tire! With the aid of Jefferson there was a donut tire put on and we were on our way to the repair shop. First shop: No tire of the correct size, sigh. So we went on to another, as luck would have it they did have our tire and we were soon on our way. We had breakfast at Kings, a local chain much like Denny’s but better, they serve ice cream crepes. Then we were off to the Micronesian

Mall, where we bought black rice soap and many other lovely items. In the afternoon we had a river boat tour of the Talofofo & Ugum Rivers. Ben was a great tour guide. We ate soursop, a fruit here on the island, it was yummy. After our river tour we were off to Talofofo Falls which proved to be a very strange and myterious adventure.

Highlights: pigs, the cutest puppy ever, very cute kids, waterfalls, a haunted house (?) with a spinning tunnel, and perhaps the oddest of all a sexually explicit sculpture garden. The photos will tell you more, please see me personally for a viewing of said sculpture garden photos. Tee hee.

Guam: Days 5 & 6

Posted by Rosemary on April 2nd, 2008

Greetings from Guam. After a smashing water aerobics class first thing in the morning, Diane and I began our daily touristy activities. Here I am in Guam by a little under ground fish viewing tunnel called the Fish Eye.Here are some of the neat looking fish I saw in the Fish Eye!After looking at the fish we went to the only vegetarian restaurant & market called Simply Food. It was a lovely place run by 7th Day Adventists. Later in the day we went to the local public broadcasting station so that I could watch the weekly filming of the show Academic Challenge Bowl, produced and moderated by my friends here. Dinner & drinks on the Lanai.On day 6 we did more water aerobics, then I was left to do my own thing for a few hours. I started out at a tourist shop, I’m sorry, I just love tourist junk. I got a big ol’ frozen coffee drink with chocolate & whipped cream (vacation!), and I was on my way down the main drag of Tumon. Below is a photo of Tumon, it could really be in any city in the US, it’s kind of weird. A big time tourist area. After shopping I took a little swim in the ocean right here, it was nice & refreshing.I saw this guy while I was swimming. Pretty cool eh? This is a Blue Star Fish, it’s not really blue.This is one of the many local wedding chapels, it’s really fun looking, somewhere between a chapel in paradise and a chapel in disney world.Here I sat with a cool beverage and wrote a postcard. It’s in a really big hotel that has a water park in the back yard. Looked pretty fun. If you ever make it to Guam you must try Thai Kitchen, OH MY GOODNESS!!! It’s sooooo good, and the folks there are mighty friendly.
After celebrating pirate Jim’s 60th birthday we went to the Chamorro Village Night Market. It was dark so I wasn’t able to get many photos, but here is a guy with his Coconut Crab on a leash.
I tried a local desert that was like a tapioca and coconut tamale, called Apigigi, I think. Shoot, I’ll tell you more later.