1. I'm from the mainland.
2. My husband is in the military.
3. The economy is sucky.
I can't complain though b/c I 've made a deal with Edward that if I search for a job for a couple of hours a day I can spend the rest outside. There is so much to do. I go for bike rides, snorkeling, swimming, and sometimes (let me be honest) I just lay in the sun. It isn't so bad but if I don't find a job soon my family is going to get shells and rotten coconut for Christmas.
Let me tell you what we've been doing.
1. We went on a hike the other day at the Pali Pass. We have an awesome guide book, Oahu Revealed (http://www.wizardpub.com/oahu/oahu.html), and we thought we would go on a hike they recommended. Well we got as far as "get to the right side of a protective cyclone fence and walk along the muaka side. Once you reach the area where the road is sheared away from the mountain, stay left, walking on top of a short, narrow concrete wall and back to the left will be wooden stairs." - Okay, I still don't know what the muaka side is, I never saw the road shear from the mountain, and we never found the wood steps. However, we still had a great hike. I'm posting the pictures below.
2. Edward was sent on a 3 day deployment to Kwajalein, which is in the Marshall Islands. I had never heard of this place before and I'm sure most of you haven't either. To me it sounded like the end of the earth with only dial-up Internet in a few places on this tiny strip of land in the Pacific. Edward loved it. He told me he felt part 19th Century explorer and part Jimmy Buffett. I think the Buffett part is coming in b/c all he took with him were some steaks, my beach cruiser (bike), and a bottle of whisky. He had a blast.
A bit windy at Pali Lookout. Unfortunately it was a hazy day so you can't tell how beautiful it was in the picture.
I swear Edward was on the hike too. I guess he just took all the pictures.
Yep, that's it. This is all there is to Kwajalein.
So Edward only took like a couple pictures in Kwajalein. This one at the "bar"....
and the other of the hospital. I guess those were the only two places he felt were important.