Called to Serve

We have loved traveling and being with family for the past two years but we felt the call to serve another mission so here we are in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania for the next year.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saturday was another day for wandering. We started the morning out with a trip to the flea market. The pictures show the best of market. We bought veggies at several stands and we admired the orchids. I was expecting to see a market like the bazarr on Oahu. This was a disappointment. It was more like yard sale items with a few really cheap products thrown in. Well we have been once and we will not be returning.

From the flea market we headed up a hill in Agana Heights. We were looking for the Governors residence but never found it. We did find Fort Santa Agueda. This is a remnant of a Spanish era fort. During the 1930's the fort was used as a signal station. The only thing left is a raised platform which is a great vista point to look down on Hagatna, the capital city of Guam, and Agana Bay where American soldiers first landed in 1944. There are three replicated canons that look impressive.

As we headed up the hill we found another WWII museum. This one was called Pacific War Museum and it looked like it was a private enterprise

There was one area devoted to the Japanese soldiers and the other half American soldiers. They had a lot of interesting pictures and quite a few artifacts. Outside of the building they had old army ambulances, tanks, jeeps, etc.

Our last stop was at another hill called Asan Overlook. This was one of the hills that the Japanese entrenched themselves in to fire on the American soldiers as they landed at Asan Beach. They had a good vantage point to see who was coming.

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