say hello to a permanent resident of Los Angeles California! hello. i arrived back from tonga on may 24 and am not looking back- except to show you all the wonderful pictures i took while i was in the south pacific. 11 other students, my instructor and her husband and i started the journey in LAX on may 1st and definitely had a blast! The pictures are in reverse because i don't know how to work blogger but it will have to do.
mainly pictures with captions: (what can i say it's just my style)
Whitney and I at the hindu temple in fiji where we stopped for a day on our way back to the U.S.
Me on the beach in paradise..i mean fiji
a boat so rusty it should be at the bottom of th ocean in the tongan harbor
all of us on a boat ride around the main island
the blow holes= some of the biggest waves i've ever seen
andrea and i at the blow holes
sunset from the plane leaving vavau
caves that when you jumped in the water the algae lit up
all of us on a sand bar in the middle of no where and the velvet sand
I loves beau
performing blood pressure screenings on the beach
the woman and baby boy i labored with afrom 1 am to 9 am and helped deliver
methodist church feast..quite the experience
beautiful sunset on vavau
an undershirt that we could all clearly see up on stage. i had to get a pic. turns out hes a member of the church. perfect.
i got invited to be apart of the kava ceremony at the tongan cultural center. my tongue was numb.
gigantic natural arch. looks way bigger in real life.
andrea and i at the most beautiful cilffs. straight out of pride and prejiduce.
our 8 seater plane we took to the island of eua
most of us together on mothers day. sickness (giardia) plagued 10/12 of us. it was bad news
shelly our instructor on mothers day
at a health fair in the market, Tongatapu
Laurie and I at the beach
Deeeena and me
At viola hospital
First day of clinical
Where we stayed at the Liahona school
Just off the plane in fiji
since i've been home (LA) beau and i have been spending a lot of time together and celebrated our 1 year anniversary ..more on that later.