Monday, December 31, 2007

Adelup Point

Today we visited Adelup ("look before you leap" in Chamorro) Point aka the Old Governor's Mansion/Complex. Legend has it that taotaomona's (island spirits) live here. I read the sign that says that AFTER I walked around the complex. I might have been a little more on edge if I read it at the beginning of our little adventure! I also found out that Adelup Point was also the location for a leper colony, how interesting! They sure did have one beautiful view in their misery. If you want more history, there is a picture of a plaque in the web album telling all about it. Here is just a taste of what you will find in the album...

Chamorran girls and Logan hanging off the statues commemorating how the Chamorran men helped the American GI's to locate the Japanese during the liberation of the island. I thought it was kinda funny.

Here is a statue commemorating the march to concentration camps that the Chamorrans were forced to do upon capture of the island by the Japanese. Thousands were forced from their homes and made to do heavy labor. Many men were killed just because of their sheer size and for fear that they would be a threat to the Japanese.

Chris standing in front of the old mansion which overlooks the water.
Check out the different colors of the water. That's one of my favorite things about Guam, how blue the water is.

Sorry this pic is sideways but I could not figure out how to get it to stay straight. These are stairs leading up to the Governor's Mansion (the locals say it's haunted).