Friday, August 9, 2013

Palau: Part Two: Island Roadtrip

Friday morning, we prepared to set off on our planned day-trip around the northern island of Babeldaob.  We hadn't exactly planned very much, but we had pre-arranged a rental car through the dive company that planned our trip, who in turn arranged it with the hotel.  Or least, they were supposed to.  We don't know exactly who didn't follow through, but in any event it wasn't pre-arranged after all.  No matter.  Things are pretty informal, and a phone call later, the rental company dropped off the mighty machine with which we would cruise around the island.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Palau? More like Palwow. A Four-Part Travel Adventure: Part 1: Background

Before Nick applied to his position in Guam, he actually applied for a Clerk of Court  position (clerkship) for the Supreme Court of Palau.  The Palau court began checking his references, but before they conducted a formal interview, Guam contacted, interviewed, and offered Nick a job, making the point moot.  However, we've always wondered what could have been, especially after reading blogs of past clerks, such as the excellent Pen Palau, written by a clerk who was there last term.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Talkin' Baseball

On Friday, March 1, Guam's highest baseball league, the Budweiser Baseball League, held Opening Day (well, Night) at Paseo Stadium in Hagatna.  We attended because how often do you get to go to Opening Day anyway, let alone on March 1st. Tickets were $2, $1 for children and senior citizens (man'amko) and free for babies, of whom there were many.  Quite the bargain!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Micronesian Island Fair

Back in October (and yes we know what month it is now) we attended the 25th Annual Micronesian Island Fair at Ypao (E-pow) Beach.  Delegations from the various islands in the Federated States of Micronesia, the other Mariana Islands, and various independent islands such as Palau came to perform local dances, share local food, and sell crafts.  Here are some of the highlights:

Monday, February 18, 2013

In Lieu of Presidents' Day*...

********Just so you know, before we begin, we started writing this back in November. Better late than never, eh?********

We actually have NOTHING against Presidents' Day, but it is not the holiday this post is about.

Nick had his first official holiday off Friday, Nov. 2.  Let's see if you can guess what it was for....

...Nope, not Columbus Day, it case you missed it, that was October 8th this year. Consequently, Nick didn't get Columbus Day off at the Territorial Supreme Court level. We can only assume the Federal Court did, as it is a Federal Holiday. Also, Columbus did not, in any sense of the word, "discover" Guam, so we suppose not celebrating Columbus Day makes sense.

...Nope, not Halloween, that was on the Wednesday before.

...Obviously not Election Day....Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

...Nope, not Veteran's Day, that isn't* until November 11.

* Future tense made sense when we started writing this post, not so much by the time we finished it.

....hmmmm.... well that does it for all the well known holidays and observances, right?

C'mon you can do it, we have faith in you...hint, hint....

Give up?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

........And We're BACK!

Hafa Adai Friends and Family of the Blogosphere! We are back!

Hello, there! We took this photo at the beginning of January.  Jealous? 

We apologize for our 2.5 month absence.  We weren't intentionally giving you the silent treatment, we swear! Where have we been you ask?