Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Annie stuck behind the hot water heater. Don't worry she got out the next second.
Enjoying the back yard.
The inside of one of the buses. They love to blare the music and they love Akon.
Friday, May 8, 2009
And yes it can carry you to the other end of the pool
Jeremy checking things out.
While Jeremy was off island in Hawaii for a week attending a two day conference I went out to Larson's Cove with a group of new friends. It is a secluded beach that is literally in a cove. The hike there is around 30 minutes long, for the most part it is walking along a "road" but there is a relatively steep rocky hill about half way through the hike, then you come out into a field that looks like the set of Lost where the grass is up to your waist. I am so glad there are not many snakes here, if you had walked through that in Georgia there is no telling what you would have come across. The beach is perfect and white and you can do some snorkeling there but the waves make it a little difficult. While we were there a group of Samoan men were fishing from a cliff, when they caught something the made a fire and started eating.
What looks like the Lost set portion of the trip.
We made it to the cove!
The other side mirrors this to make nice cove for swimming and a beach.
Setting up in the shade.
A pit stop on the ride home.
Palogi Beach is supposedly called this because only the white people are crazy enough to make the trip to this beach. When we go to the trail head a woman was walking by and told us we could not go to the beach and that if we did we would all be fined $500, so we asked if there was a Matai or Chief we could talk to about this and she told us where we could find them. So the guys went off the ask permission to go to the beach and the girls hung out in the car. The guys were turned down by 2 Matais but with persistent begging we were allowed to go. Now this is a hike, not like the first 2 places we went. This hike consits of walking along a jungle ridge with about 1 foot of path, wading through stomach deep water and climbing over rocks. It is a very rewarding trip though, you pass by 2 beautiful beaches before you get to the best one. We have a video that I will upload when I figure out how to do that. So we only have a few pictures of this trip since the camera died while we were there. Maybe we will be allowed to go back someday.
On the way there.
Our house is apparently very nice for government housing, even though neither of us is too sure about that. It is 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a laundry room and an open plan kitchen/living/dining area. I wish it were not quite so big, because that is just more to clean, but also more room for company! It is currently all white, floor, ceilings, walls, counters, appliances, and doors, seriously all white. But don’t worry I have big plans for a make over. All of the houses come with large lots so you have your “privacy”. There are Coconut palms and breadfruit trees and you can pretty much grow anything here. You just find some plant you like take a clipping, jab it into the ground and it will grow.
First visit: We go, stand in line, get to the front, and then are told we need to stand in the other line for that. We get there and the Post Master tells us to come back on Monday.
Second Visit: Ill put your name on a list and I will call you when one is available. Come back on Monday.
Third Visit: I go back on Saturday and they don’t do PO Boxes on Saturday.
Fourth Visit: Oh you have been here several times; I’ll get you one. It is like everything is a test to see if you will actually go through with whatever it may be. And I am seriously not exaggerating everything has steps. Maybe I will learn patience while I am here.