Sunday, June 1, 2008

Request of more Pics

I have had several people say I need more pictures. Although most all my friends and family have read the blog, I am going to post a few more for those who come across the site. Please remember this is a blog and the beginning of the trip starts at the bottom.

I stayed a total of 4 weeks and Rachel stayed for 7 weeks. Rachel's mom and aunt came a few days after I left and their experience was much different than mine. Needless to say, this place gives everyone a different experience.

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Downtown Neiafu

Overlooking the bay at Neiafu

Sinamoni killed this sea snake they found at the beach.

We went to great extents to protect our food each night to keep the geckos and others from getting into, the refrigerator was the most effective. This gecko tore through the plastic bag to get at these crackers.

Rachel introduces some American Easter customs to our Tongan Family. Rachel's mom had brought some egg coloring kits and they found this to be really fascinating.

Rachel and her mom and aunt taught many of the women in our village how to bake bread. Few of the Tongans have an oven so they used the oven at the chapel. They did this on two occasions since the women were so interested.

Feasting at the beach for Sinamoni's birthday.

Caleb chasing the chickens in our front yard.

This banana stock was given to us.

Tony (the drafting teacher) and his students I volunteered with.


Vika said...

I have to say that I really like your blog and very interesting to read your view of the island. I found your when I goggled Tonga. I actually grew up in Vava'u before my family moved to Tonga. I now live in Utah but always love to read others perspective of Tonga.


Alli Waldron said...

That experience must have been amazing. Chad and I only dream of ever doing something like that.

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