was a big weekend. 100 year
anniversary of the raising of the
American flag on American Samoa.
Dance, song and ceremony,
sporting events and lots of food,
and always time with aiga
(family) and friends. I do not
have photos of the festivities,
but I include some shots of
and I got a 2nd hand kilikiti
(cricket) lesson from Nancy.
The white and red flags and
running between wickets makes a
little more sense.
fautasi heats were exciting.
Such sportmanship was shown at
the finish line. Boat crews
applauding each other.
has always loved big ships since
her dad took her to Norfolk, Va.,
so we toured the U.S. Decataur in
Pago Harbor. It has the
equivalent of 7 Boeing 747
ava ceremony was incredible. I'm
anxious to share the photos. We
went back to Sailele, one of the
most pristine beaches on island.
We also went to the park at Vatia
and the village of Afono. It is
a little frustrating to realize
we are leaving when there is so
much of Samoa's beauty yet to
week I'll post some photos from
Apia, Western Samoa.
Titanic is one of my favorite
and her mom at F.L.Y.