Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas at Chamorro Village

One of our favorite family traditions since we have been living on Guam is going to Chamorro Village in Agana on the Wednesday night before Christmas to celebrate Christmas Guam style. Yes and to eat barbecue with red rice! There are lots of things to buy, eat, see and ride there. It is only a bonus that every year we always seem to see some unexpected friends there.  This year I enjoyed the pork and chicken bbq on a stick with kelaguen and red rice.

One of our goals this year for the trip down to Chamorro Village was to get a picture of all the grand-kids on a carabao. The carabao is a domestic water buffalo that traditionally has been used much the same way that oxen were used in the West. All four grand-kids were excited to get on the carabao and we had a good opportunity to get several pictures. Titus and Courage also took the carabao around the parking lot for a ride.

The kids also enjoyed getting to touch a coconut crab. Courage was especially intrigued with it.

Across Marine Drive from Chamorro village, Skinner Plaza is also decorated for Christmas. There is always an elaborate light display combining the island and the traditional Christmas celebrations. Serenity loved the lights and carried on a conversation with them for about 45 minutes non-stop. Milo had a great time running from display to display.

All the kids enjoyed playing in the traditional Chamorro Christmas village.

Courage especially loved the wise men in the Nativity Scene

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