Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter (a day late for you all)

We had a good Easter brunch today. A few of our visitors that arrived last night were a little dissapointed that we didn't have sunrise services though. There are no ministers of any kind out here. We had an egg dying party last night so we at least had those.

The group that came last night is the first group of the regular visitor program. One of the women said she had been here 6 times before (she is 86) and was really happy that she could get out here again. The group that is offering the tours is the Oceanic Society. You can check out their website if you're thinking of coming out here. Just so you know, it'll cost $4890 for your trip from Honolulu.

Tonight was another bowling night. It wasn't near as crowded as it was with the sailors here, but it was alright.

I had a request to take a picture of the plaque at the cross at the east end of the harbor. I didn't see the message until tonight, so I checked my earlier pictures and found I almost had it. You can barely see the little monument in front of the cross and I'll take a close up of it tomorrow. It basically says that this point is the last place in the U.S. that sunrise services are performed on Easter. I don't know when the last services were here, but probably when the Navy was out here. There are too many petrel burrows there now for any activities.

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