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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My sister-in-law suggested I blog ...

We've moved to Saipan. It's a quirky island. One of my new friends described it as seeming like "bizarro-land" when you first move from the states. I've decided to collect some of the quirkiness to this blog, so others can enjoy it.


Squid in a can. I can honestly say I've never seen that at Safeway.


This is the view from my house. MY HOUSE!! Hmmm, how many millions would I pay for this in California? Okay, not quirky, but aren't you jealous?? Not yet? Well... let me continue-- we live just up the hill from the beach. This ain't no Southern California "standing room only, freezing cold" beach, it was OUR beach... and maybe a dozen other folks.
On Labor day, the older kids went snorkeling with their dad and saw cool blue starfish out in the coral. Gotta get them an underwater camera. No wet suits-- the water is about 85 degrees F. The water level is about waist high for a long way out-- protected by some sort of natural reef wall that you can see. The younger kids and I hung out near the beach and played with a hermit crab. I'll post some more quirks later.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Nice blog! My boyfriend just moved there temporarily and I've been trying to figure out what its like so your blog is helpful since his description has been pretty vague...Coming from Alaska it looks pretty damn good! Why did you move there?

Saipan Newbie said...

We moved here for my husband's job. Funny-- He was offered a position in Anchorage the same time he was offered this one... and we picked the tropical island with power outages instead of the stable but cold dark Alaska. Hmm, imagine that.

sister in law from ohio said...

Great idea to have a blog! I am so jealous. We love the beach and your view is fabulous. To think we could go snorkling a short distance from home is awesome. My son is very fond of the Japanese so maybe we need to visit you for our next vacation. The only problem is the airline tickets for the 4 of us are what we typically spend on our entire vacation!! Keep us the stories and pictures.

Saipan Newbie said...

Sister in law from Ohio-- the promise to family is-- if you pay for the plane tickets-- your hotel is our house. (and your beds are my couches)