The new barbecue pit next to the Casino opened on Friday night, and it was very busy. The bar/restaurant at the LoriLynne, where we live, opened tonight also, and it was busy! Two good signs for the prosperity of Tinian.
The Dynasty is getting ready for Chinese New Year the next weekend
The inside has been changed from a Christmas theme to the Chinese theme-- we just love this tree they put up in the entry!
The inside is full of New Years cards and wishes
We stopped at Kammer beach to a party Ernie, the Clinic Director, had given for a clinic staff member who had received a scholarship to go Hawaii to go to nursing school. Flo was busy cooking for everyone... it was very good barbecue!
Terri and Joan discuss boring clinic stuff while I took pictures
The next day, another group gathered to eat lunch with Dr. Balchandra and his family and friends. It was a typical Tinian day... just a little windy.
Terri, Freddie, and Tammy talk while others arrive
Some of the clinic staff were all set for a picnic in the park!
The children were waiting for the eating to begin, and some were camera shy...
no, they are not praying... just shy!
That's what I should have been doing! There is nothing like a good nap.
There was lots of good food and friendly people
Let the playing begin!
Terri has a new friend! This is Dr. Balachandra's youngest daughter-- just too cute!
I think she disagreed with the point Dr Balachandra was making! Or it was simply her way of saying: less talk, more food!
More clinic staff gather around to watch some playing cards
Terri and Dr. Balachandra discuss boring clinic stuff, while I take pictures...
While others learned how to play soccer!
Dr. Balachandra's older daughter rinses off after an afternoon of sea and sand...
unfortunately, by the time her younger sister arrived, the water spout had disappeared!
The clinic staff continue to play games as Terri and I said goodbye
We took the long way home, and discovered a goat and her two kids hiding in the bushes
This is the view from the Suicide Cliff overlook in the park above, looking down on the monument below.
This is what it looks like from below, looking up. You can see the caves in the side of the hill where the Japanese could look out and keep watch on the Allies below.
Marpo Point as seen from the Suicide Cliff monument