Yes, this is your tax dollars at work! I’m in Guam to conduct training for Naval Special Warfare Unit 1. So for those who have never been to the South Pacific, I’ll share my excursion with a little picto-blogging.
Yesterday my buddy Allen and I rented Harley’s and spent the day riding around the island. He chose from an ’08 Street Glide while I got an ’06 Road King. Whereas Allen’s bike was rather nimble and smooth, riding mine was like driving a two-wheeled Duece-and-a-Half. But it was a great day. Rode around the shoreline of the Island for most of the way until we had to skirt around Andersen Air Force Base….but we stopped for lunch at Jeff’s Pirates Cove.
Came back sunburned and a little sore, so in our infinite wisdom, we decided that was the night to also check out the local ‘wildlife’. Good thing the next day was Sunday.
Guam is a nice place to visit, but hot. Damn hot. It’s a pretty interesting mix of Chamorro and American culture with a buttload of Japanese tourists thrown in the mix. Corrugated tin is big here, as well as Catholic saints and 4×4’s. They don’t call it the trailer park of Micronesia for nothing.
Here’s a little slice of what Guam looks like.
|View from my hotel balcony|
|Asan Landing Site, Re-occupation of Guam|
|Asan Landing Site|
|Agat Beachhead Memorial|
|Japanese AA Gun overlooking Agat Beachhead|
|Fort Nuestra de la Soledad|
|We opted not to swim at Ritidan Point|
|Me and the Road King|
|Allen’s Street Glide|