Hafa Adai is the local Guam greeting. We've been here a little over two weeks and are settling in nicely. There is a little culture shock to deal with but that is to be expected coming from Germany to Guam. How much more different a locale could we get? My impression so far is very positive especially with the people of Guam. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. The beaches are wonderful and the food is delicious. The only two negative aspects so far are the boonie dogs (strays) and the amount of litter scattering the island!
After looking at several rental properties, we jumped at the chance to live on Andersen Air Force Base. It seemed FG was at the right age to be on base and close to school, activities and friends. FM and I have never lived on base before so this will be a new expierence for us. I know we will have to get use to the "drop in" which I haven't had to deal with since my single days in the Tetons. Any advice from you long-time posties is appreciated.
We did find a gorgeous rental property that had everything we wanted including a pool and view of the ocean but the monthly rent was $4,500. Ouch!
Here's a photo of what $4,500 will get you in Guam:
Home Sweet Home:
We love the palm trees in the yard and the golf course is only 2 streets down the road. We have government loaner furniture which is actually very nice. Our hold-baggage and car were awaiting us when we arrived so now all we are waiting on is the household goods.