Back from another MIA!!
Just returned from our annual 'Ladies Camping Trip'!!!
Oh, my, my! We did have a marvelous time!
This is one of our favorite destinations; the reward at the end of a wonderful hike.
Doris Lake, in the Sierras
3 image panorama, shot horizontal
Am still unloading the camping gear, and haven't had the priviledge of looking
through the Dailies for quite a while :(
I'm hoping to do so tomorrow, and see how y'all are doing!
I've missed you! Blessings to all !
Got home today from our trip to American Samoa, and a stop off on the Big Island of Hawaii during our return.
This was our first Samoan sunrise. We stayed at Sadie's By The Sea, Pago Pago Harbor, on the island of Tutuila.
American Samoa is the only U.S. Territory south of the equator, consisting of five rugged, highy eroded volcanic islands and two coral atolls. The land area of the territory is 76 sq. miles. The population is approximately 60,000, with most people living on the main island of Tutuila.
The people were friendly and still dealing with the aftermath of a tsunami which hit the islands last September. The climate is hot and (very) humid, the colors are gorgeous, the vegetation is lush and the waters are warm.
I'll be sharing some of the photos as I'm creating the gallery.
Sadie's By The Sea, Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa
This shot is looking back towards where I was standing to take the shot which was my most recent post. I'm posting this specifically today with deep concern, as the present tsunami threat from the earthquake in Chile, includes Samoa and our new friends there :( These peoples are among the MANY that are evacuating areas, as I type. As I mentioned in my previous post, this island is still suffering the aftermath of a tsunami which hit them in September.
I have also already talked with my son Evan, who lives on the Big Island of Hawaii, as he was awakened this morning by the tsunami warning sirens.
The entire area which we just experienced with him as our excellent activities director is evacuating this morning, as they are the first of the Hawaiian islands in the path of the threatening tsunami. I certainly am anxious to speak with him later today! As well as hoping to be able to speak with our new friends in Samoa.
Offering many prayers, blessings and much positive thought and energy for any and all that might experience affects today, and for those having already experienced affects from the earthquake.