Today, being tired from the weekend for some reason, I decided to walk in the area below Marpo Heights. Just below 'the hill' leading to the airport is a flat valley that runs between the two hills of Tinian: Marpo Heights and Carolina Heights. There are a few homes scattered here and there in this valley area, as roads criss-cross back and forth.
Occasionally you can find a small farm or garden attached to the homes here, and there are a few businesses hidden in this area.
Today is Christmas Eve for the island. For the past week we have been treated to a nightly fireworks display--well, perhaps a fireworks musical, as the fireworks are of the TNT kind! Every night one can here multiple explosions going off around the village, as locals light firecrackers. By the sound of the explosions, they must be m-80's or cherry bombs (the m-80's we could get in the states were 1/4 stick of dynamite). Terri and I have been convinced she would be going to the hospital to re-attach someones fingers or hand, but so far, everyone is safe.
There is no special dinner being prepared for Christmas at the Dynasty, so we have decided to order dinner from Saipan and eat at home. Just like at Thanksgiving, many on the island order their dinner from Saipan and have it delivered by plane. We decided to join in the tradition!
Terri will be on call on Christmas day (so what is new?), but we will be leaving for Utah to visit our children in a few days, so everything is good.