Hafa Adai Guam

Current City: Tamuning, Guam

We made it to Guam! Right off of the plane we were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the men Daniel will be working with and their families. They took us to dinner at Vitale’s in Tumon before taking us to our hotel that we would be staying at until we found a home. Maybe it was the jet lag setting in, or how hungry we were from the journey, but it was some of the best pizza I’ve ever had! Once we got to our hotel room it had set in that this would be our new home, right around the same time we passed out since our bodies were still believing it was four in the morning.

The view from our hotel balcony the first morning in Tamuning, Guam.

The view from our hotel balcony the first morning in Tamuning, Guam.

The next morning we woke up early and were able to watch the sunrise and walk to get some breakfast, and more importantly coffee for me! It was nice being able to see some of the island, the night before I wasn’t able to see out of the windows due to the thick layer of condensation. Also, upon getting out of the car for dinner that night, my glasses instantly fogged up, a far cry from the dry heat of the desert that I am so accustomed to! We had a good laugh about it, a “we aren’t in Kansas anymore” moment not thirty minutes off the plane.

Walking back from breakfast we noticed all the street art, miles and miles of green popping up everywhere and slugs racing their way along the sidewalk. All these things so little, but were noticeable to fresh eyes.

That night we were lucky enough to get a quick tour and some insight on the major parts of the island from our relator. Including some amazing places to eat, and beaches to explore.

Our first glance of the island from the plane.

Our first glance of the island from the plane.

After our little driving tour he took us to Chamarro Village where every Wednesday evening they have a gathering filling the grounds with food and pop up vendors representing Guam. The food and the atmosphere was thrilling, I can’t wait to go back again and check it out when have some time to mosey around and explore everything it has to offer. I guess I’ll have to add it to the growing list of places we need to visit while we’re here!

We’ve been truly blessed with the generosity from the men at the shop helping Daniel get situated at the base and even letting us borrow a truck to do some running around on our own. Which with no surprise lead us to check out the motorsports track, which I was delighted to see looks like a track I’ll be able to enjoy with Daniel. A big sigh of relief since we brought our ATVs to the island, a hobby we are both passionate about.

Things are slowly starting to fall into place as we get settled, we were able to get working phones, looking to get a ‘Guam bomb’ of our own before Daniel’s truck arrives from California and will be looking at houses today. Wish us luck!

Happy Travels!
Blogging my Ashleigh

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