Each child was given a hand-made Easter basket, and then sent to find hundreds of eggs that had been scattered around the park.
Here is just one of the children that came to show Terri the eggs he had found. Most children fear their doctor, but the children of Tinian seem to love Terri! Rather than running away and hiding (thinking perhaps that they will be getting another shot), they tend to run to her for a hug!
After all the eggs were gathered, those who attended came to collect their prizes. There were a number of 'special' eggs hidden around the park. Those who found special eggs received cash prizes!
It reminds me of my own family's Easter hunts, that was continued with our children. My father would always hide some eggs that had cash prizes. The largest prize was always the $5 egg. This egg was always very difficult to find. It was always hidden very well and took us hours to find! But it was always worth the search!
Here are some of the children who found the special eggs and won prizes!
As Terri and I were wandering around the park, watching the children hunting eggs, I discovered something new (I am always amazed that on an island this small, I continue to find new and interesting things!)
This is the Taga Well, an ancient well that the Chamorro people used to get their water.
There were steps cut into the limestone rock, and traveled down about 15' to the well
From the other side you can see the steps cut into the stone
You can see that this is still a functioning well! If modern technology fails on the island, we can always walk down to the park and get water from the well!
It was a nice day, so Terri and I rode our scooters up to the scenic overlook
You can see one lone fishing boat along the coast
As mentioned before, the new casino site is closed down for now. They decided to stop work until they found out what the new Federal take-over of the emigration system here did to all the workers. Now that the decision has been delayed until November... I guess it will be sitting idle for even longer!?