Nineties and New Things

Current City: Naval Base Guam

Last Wednesday, Lynn and I went back in time and found ourselves face to face with the nineties. Down at Navy that night they were hosting Vertical Horizon at Molly McGee’s. While we hung out in the back, children played up in the “mosh pit” area and everyone else scattered along the lawn on blankets and lawn chairs. I felt like we were a little more enthusiastic than the rest of the crowd. Let’s just say that we went full on acapella duet when the band put the microphone out for the crowd to sing. Special shout to the couple in front of us that handled it like champs, especially when it came to “Best I Ever Had” (I still prefer Gary Allan’s rendition, but I love everything about Gary Allan so that’s not fair).

Vertical Horizon

We ended up having too much fun on our own without a drink involved, especially when we realized the majority of the crowd wasn’t even a thought yet when these songs came out. The nineties jokes didn’t get old and we enjoyed a beautiful Guam, January evening.

The night wouldn’t be complete without me realizing I apparently missed out on a large part of childhood in the bug and critter department, which will probably lead to even more random adventures of childhood nostalgia.

On another note of self-growth I tried Poké and loved it! I don’t’ eat seafood, but in the spirit of trying new things I tried some of Lynn’s at Tapanade with some sangria and delicious dates! Such a fun and random week.

Oh and apparently today is International Kiss a Ginger Day? Sure why not! I’ll be sure to let Daniel know!
What have you tried new lately, was it a good or bad experience?

Venture from your comfort zone!

Blogging my Ashleigh

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Coffee and Coconut Trees

GabGab BeachCurrent City: Santa Rita, Guam

Tuesday adventures with Lynn are always a treat! After sharing a delicious batch of freshly French pressed coffee from Rivera’s Coffee we headed on down to Gab Gab beach located on the South of the island on the Navy base. This place was like walking into a screensaver, so gorgeous! Spent a nice afternoon there complete with a view and a show, we enjoyed watching some tactical practice going on complete with men hopping out of helicopters. I even got a kick out of the flying fish, granted I wasn’t in the water with them! My first beach day on Guam was definitely wonderful.

Happy days,
Blogging my Ashleigh

Shaken Up

Current City: Tamuning, Guam

Daniel and I are becoming quite the gypsies of Guam, once again hopping hotel to hotel. It’ll make getting into the house even sweeter, being able to stay put! But we have an address now, and an ever-changing move in date.

Colorful Bus Stop

One of the colorful bus stops that decorate the streets of the island.

Yesterday we had our world rocked when a 7.1 earthquake rocked the island. Ironically the day before I was checking out the site of a fellow blogger from Guam and reading about an earthquake that had hit them a few months before our arrival. I thought to myself that I hadn’t even considered earthquakes here, mostly only typhoons. About a half an hour later, cue the quake, rocking me on the third story hotel floor. I was confused at first until I realized what was happening, trying to remember what to do. “Get in the bath tub? We don’t have a bath. No wait, that’s tornadoes, right?” Standing in the middle of the hotel room, dumfounded, and then it was all over. Children screaming down the halls and a call from Daniel who was up in Northwest field. He told me it seemed like the Earth was rolling.

It was definitely a crazy experience, a first for us both. Luckily it didn’t trigger a tsunami and all was well. Chalk it up to one of our many new experiences on the island!

Stay Safe!

Blogging my Ashleigh

Coconut Drinks and…Crabs?

Sipping some coconut goodnessCurrent City: Agana, Guam

Wednesday we made our way down to Chamorro Village once again with a little more time and free reign to explore. I was just ecstatic to get out of the hotel room to be honest, even if we were just going to Kmart! I usually walk to grab a bite on days that Daniel is at work, therefore he would be taking the truck that we have been borrowing. But today the entire morning and afternoon decided to pour heavily from the heavens leaving me unequipped to venture. So with the clear skies meant exploring!

The first thing we did of course was grab food! Daniel grabbed some of their delicious BBQ pork skewers and I tried a banana lumpia, smiles all around. Next we decided to try the fresh cut coconut. They sliced it in front of us with a single chop, throwing water on us at the same time and handed it our way after plopping two straws inside.

Coconut Crab ComicWalking around with our coconut, which became mine because Daniel prefers things on the sweeter side, we explored all Chamorro Village had to offer. Besides the rows of delicious and low priced food, there were other vendors and shops with their contributions to the culture of the island. Among all of these were two men that stood out from the rest, one with a lizard and one with a coconut crab! Let me back up a few months.

Upon learning of our move to Guam my tendency to research things kicked into high gear, which lead me to a picture of a coconut crab, more specifically the picture of a coconut crab as big as a trash can.   I had nightmares for weeks! I have a personal, and understandably irrational fear of fish, and this crab had moved its way up the ladder of my horrors!

Coconut Crab This crab was relatively little compared to what the images found on the Internet had burned into my mind. Defiantly a notable experience, especially to tell all my friends and family that have heard me rant and rave about this creature that had earned itself a role in my nightmares.

All in all, a wonderful night on the island with delightful food and fun!

Blogging my Ashleigh