|Driving into downtown Garapan. Ok, yes, this area has less nature and more man-made stuff|
|But most of the roads were surrounded with lush vegetation!|
|A quick game of chess... |
*note: fine, fine. We didn't REALLY play. This was already set up. As some
of my brainy friends pointed out, the way the king and queen are set, this layout
would be impossible if we followed the game rules :-P
|Visiting the Memorial Park. This island has a sad history of loss during the war. |
This Park honors all sides, and mourns all loss.
|Christmas!!! They were setting up many decorations while we were there.|
|The gorgeous front lobby of our hotel|
|It boggled my mind at first to see pine trees along the beach!|
|More Memorials at Banzai Cliff - where hundreds of people|
jumped when they were afraid of becoming prisoners of war
|Old war remains|
|War bunker. It was intersting to see this place, but also incrredibly moving and sad.|
|"Hafa Adai!" the local greeting! (Pronounced "half a day")|
|I don't know why, but I loved the salt and pepper shaker! Cute and colorful :)|
|Being a tourist! Had to get a pic with Saipanda!|
|Beautiful Blue Tree|
|Small model of traditional houses. |
I don't think you could really find these houses anymore.
|Saying goodbye :(|
The view from my window as we flew away.