It is rather bitter sweet, my last day here in paradise. I started packing after picking up something for a dear friend who is about to retire. I did one last drive around the island. It is very hard to say goodbye this time. I smile missing my family, and I look forward to bringing them with me time after next. After 17 years and 20 trips out here I should have the miles. I was told to check out a local artisan’s shop at the Chamorro Village, where I picked up a few items for the family. Great shop run by retired teachers from Guam.
Now I sit at the Mermaid tavern. This place has a great mural of the Koko bird on the side of the building. I was told about this place by Tina the art teacher I met from George Washington High School.
I sat at the Tree Bar and grill last night and watched the fire show. It was a great farewell evening from the island. Being here helping out new people to the island and finally being alone has only increased my affection for my second home. I sat on my porch for about an hour last night just watching the water. Curling up in bed I watched a few episodes of Smallville to catch up with Jazmin back home, I woke up early and walked on the beach in the dark. When I returned to my room the sun was coming up. Thank you,