P-MAN XI Update #23
- Molly parties in the weeds
Molly The Party Giirl reports below that her idea of dressing up and going out to a party includes tromping around in the weeds and finding airplane parts. Molly's a keeper.
Well, a short update since I am just wiped out. We all had the Palauan
sleeping bug today and we all had a hard time staying awake - 4 interviews
with one having some potential good leads. More sites to work on for
next year for sure.
Also, as you know, we are a smaller group now....Pat left last night and
Rick the night before...
don't think so...it was good...and in BentProp fashion we went to check out
plane parts in the field next to the old power plant (in Airai) which was
only gonna take "10 minutes" per Pat. So here we are in
our party clothes, goin' through some elephant grass to look at wing parts...and
found more parts that we had to ... uh ... brush some dirt off of. Man,
we were a mess, and 10 minutes turned into an hour. The AirBees** were understanding,
course, at our delay and even provided tours regarding stuff they had found
their camp up the road - an old Japanese structure that looks like it's getting
remodeled, complete with a big cave under it....hmm... interesting. I will
post a very cool picture of a Laughing Buddha that was in the yard.
**[For years, the Civic Action Teams (CATs) in Palau were always detachments of Navy SeaBees, who came for several months at a time to do local civil-engineering projects and teach related skills to young Palauan apprentices. The Palauans greatly respect these teams, and have developed the habit of calling them "The SeaBees," rather than use their functional name, "CAT." Recently there have been several Air Force CAT teams alternating with the Navy SeaBee teams, and the Palauans have had some trouble NOT calling them SeaBees, which kind of grates on proud Air Force members. We've tried to sort of split the difference and call them "AirBees." - Reid]