After more than three weeks our daughter Elizabeth is wending her way home to Utah. The time went way too quickly for all of us. During her visit Liz took over 2,000 pictures of the island. We hope to put together a small picture-book about the island of Tinian, and also print some postcards about Tinian.
Last night Liz and I went through many of her pictures, trying to decide which ones might be good to put on postcards. I was amazed at the quality and beauty of the photos--it made it very difficult to make any kind of decision. Looking for 'tourist' pictures (rather than artistic ones), we came up with about 60. That didn't help much, as we need to pick around 10-15 to put on postcards--not an easy task. We may be asking for help to decide what photos would sell the best.
As for the picture-book, kind of a photo essay on Tinain, that will most likely take over a year to put together. Adding this book to the WWI coffee-table book we are putting out, Liz has her work cut out for her!
The last day Liz was here we finally made it to lunch at the Dynasty Casino, in the Broadway Restaurant. They have a buffet they serve to the guests. Ramon Apostol is a chef at this restaurant--a good friend of ours and a member of our local congregation. He was kind enough to show us around and to introduce us to the other chefs and to the restaurant manager. The food was wonderful, and plentiful. I only wish I had a larger stomache so that I could have tried everything! I guess we will just have to go again!
So far, Terri and I have been very impressed with the restaurants and food available here on Tinian. When we first moved here, we were not sure what we would find--it is a small island, after all. But we have been surprised and delighted at the variety and quality of food. We can hostestly say that we have not had a bad meal since coming here (well, not counting the meals I fix for Terri at home...). Just another reason for people to take the extra time it takes to come to Tinian to visit!