Tuesday, April 13, 2010

One last day at the beach

Its about time that I finally dragged the photos from our last day on Guam from the camera to the computer. Its just so hard to admit that our most wonderful adventure has come to a close. Came to a close over a week ago in fact. Oh well. We'll always have the memories -- and the photos!

The one and only thing that I wanted to do on our last day on Guam was to hit the beach. We met a couple of friends there, Ali and Danae, and had a most wonderful day of lounging, snorkeling, chatting, burying Kellan alive, and playing in the water. Life was good on Guam.

Kel would do anything for these two lovely ladies, so when they suggested that he lay down and they cover his entire body with scratchy coral sand, obviously he said, "sure".

Men will never learn, will they? Can't wait to drag this one back out at his high school graduation party.

A beautiful little mermaid with his bucket, shovel, and enviable chest. He had no idea.


And straight down to the water for a good rinse.

Danae knew a secret about sea cucumbers. When you pick them up and squeeze them...

...they squirt out a jet of water!

Danae teaching Kellan the secrets of the sea cucumber.

"Look what I can do, Mom!". Ick.

Totally random shot of a hilarious sign that we'd sometimes pass on our travels. This was just an ordinary little road in the middle of a pretty run down part of town near the airport. I have no idea. But it was good for a giggle.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Cocos Island

When spending a couple of weeks in paradise, why not take a boat over to a tiny uninhabited tropical island in order to spend a day in a different paradise? You can't get too much paradise. Its a proven fact.

This is Cocos Island, taken from the boat. Once we arrived, I locked the camera away while we swam and snorkeled, so there are no photos from our actual time on the island. Apologies. But that's life in paradise. You have to make tough decisions.

Here we are departing Guam. Bye bye island. We're going to another island!

There's Guam. Beautiful, no?

At this point Amanda was very excited to be "off island". Its a big deal when you live in the middle of nowhere, apparently. Though if I lived in Guam, I'd have no desire to be anyplace else. That whole paradise thing again.

Some shots of me and Kel on the boat. Guam in the distance.

Time warp. We've finished a lovely day on the island, swimming and snorkeling to our heart's content. Here's Kel back on the boat, enjoying a drink as we prepare to depart Cocos Island and head back over to Guam.