Photo Gallery - July 2004
Pictures can be clicked to see a large
version of the image.
in at the Uliga Dock (the big wharf in town) for the All-Micronesia Fishing
Tournament. This tourney draws fishers from all over Micronesia and beyond.
Teams come from FSM, Australia, New Zealand, Guam, Palau, and others.
in. Boats come alongside the floating dock and a crane hoists the fish from the
boats. Contestants all use local boats. They range from little runabouts with a
single outboard to 30 footer with big diesel engines.
winner of the contest was the Palau team with a 427lb Marlin.
few days after the fishing tournament the crew set sail (via jet plane) for the
U.S.A. Here you see us just after arriving in New York City with Jordan's mother
and his sister's baby girl, Julia.
Cole and Aunt Debbie. Cole is Debbie's oldest child (and Julia's older brother).
Debbie is helping the kids put together some puzzles.
reads to her neice.
mom with her three grandkids - Julia, Cole and Jonah.
a brief stay in the city we hightailed it out to Jordan's mom's place in the
Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. Here is the backyard of Rita and
Harvey's house in Otis, Mass.
we made a brief foray up to Vermont to visit Kate's Sister Tita in White River Junction. Tita and her
husband Bruce have 2 boys, Galen and Torin. In this photo Jonah poses with Torin
in her very Vermont kitchen. Our galley would fit in her walk-in pantry.
and Kate fetch herbs from the garden for lunch.
house has a great porch off the back which sits high above the sloping
poses with her sister for a close up.
and Tita playing Game Boy together (separately).
is Jonah all ready for his first day at camp! Going to day camp was Rita's idea
and one of the main reasons we came to the US. Of course, Jonah loved it. In the
picture he is holding a sleeping bag - although it is day camp, they have a
Thursday night sleepover so the kids can get a taste of what sleepaway camp is
course, mom is all emotional about Jonah's first day at camp. She was almost as
excited about camp as Jonah was!
turkeys in Otis. Not the best photo, but the larger version is quite clear.
plays Battleship with Uncle Steven (Rita's sister's husband who stopped by to
visit with Jordan's cousin Jeremy, Steven's son). Steven had not seen Jonah
since he was 2 years old and (of course)
and Kate make a castle of cardboard blocks in the basement.
then Jonah made a tower of blocks!
and her mom, Irene, attack Jonah on the couch! Jonah says he doesn't like being
tickled. We know better.
generations of Bigel men. Jon, Jonah, Danny and Jordan. .
watching Jonah eating. We met at a restaurant in Great Barrington,
Massachusettes in late July for a fabulous dinner.
camp Jonah learned Archery. Here he is posing in front of the target with three
arrows he shot.
and Debbie (Jordan's sister). Julia is performing for her father Al (who is
pool at Rita and Harvey's house in Otis.
and her mom in the pool at the Otis house.
and Gammy in the pool.
Jordan's brother, relaxes at poolside reading the paper.
and Jonah rough-housing in the pool.
Julia looking cute for the camera.
time for Julia. Aunt Kate does the honors.