Thursday, March 09, 2006

that just about wraps 'er all up..

We finally decided to nip this blog bisuness in the bud. Who were we even kidding? We all knew that this blog wouldn't have a Chinaman's chance anyway..

But I think we're going to keep putting up the photos on our flickr page.

See you in a few..

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Singapre Sling

Singapore is very clean and efficient.

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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Senator Stan

In Yap, we stayed in peoples houses. On one day, Dakna, our Slovakian travel agent, took us to stay in Stan's house. By the way, Danka showed us an excellent time in Yap (and she makes pizza that is out of sight).

So, it turned out that Stan is a senator in the Yap state legislature. He was not home when we first arrived, but when he did show up, he was barefoot and wearing shorts but no shirt. On Stan's chest was a faded tattoo of a soaring eagle. His hair was big and poofy, and his mouth was blood red from betelnut. (In Micronesia, people chew this nut that they sprinkle with crushed limestore and wrap in a leaf. It turns your mouth bright red and rots your teeth.) In Stan's hand was a very large machete.
We don't have a photo of Senator Stan, but hopefully you can picture him..

Saturday, February 04, 2006

New Coke®

Well, it turns out that New Coke® still has a strong following in Micronesia. How about that!!

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Breakfast of Champ-i-ons!

sooo, our first meal in Yap was a huge plate of greesy bacon.

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Sunday, January 29, 2006

on Kwaj-a-lein...

Well, it turns out that Kwaj is as weird as you probably thought it was.
It's too much to get into right now, so we'll leave it at that for now. But check back soon. We have plenty to say about it..


..starting with the DCCB. This was a building meant to house a super-radar. Once the Army built it, they realized that if they put the super-radar in there, it would zap any person or animal or thing within 1,000 miles with a lethal dose of radiation. So, they never used it for the radar, and now they store junk there. This is your tax dollars at work.

But seriously, we had a wonderful time on Kwaj...thanks to the Lindborgs, who took us to Bigej and took extra-good care of us.

We went snorkeling at the Prinz Eugen. This (formerly) seaworthy vessel is a German destroyer. At some point, the US military took it from the Germans and used it for atomic bomb-dropping practice. Supposedly (hopefully), the radiation left over from these tests is gone, and now you can dive/snorkel there. God bless America.


Friday, January 27, 2006

Shopping List

-tequila (1 bottle)
-gin (1 bottle)
-wine (1 bottle)
-Spam® (5 cans)