First Thanksgiving in Guam

The on-island turkey trot started at 6am, and though I really wanted to do that, I had to draw the line. Probably somewhere closer to 7am. Who am I kidding? 8am. So we opted instead to take a little hike to the black sand beach near our village. As far as I know, it’s the only black sand beach on Guam. And it’s not volcanic ash black sand, but rather, magnetite sand that washes down from a river. And it’s actually magnetic!

After hanging out there for awhile, we headed off to a Friendsgiving of 40+ people, most of whom we had not met. To the people out there who take a chance on new faces, new friendships- thank you. Thanksgiving would have been quiet and a little lonely this year had nobody taken a chance like that on us. But you did (you know who you are, and I am thankful for you 😊), and we had a wonderful time. We brought a few of our favorite dishes, we made new friends, we ate delicious food. We did not, however, take many photos. We did get one, though, and it’s pretty awesome.

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