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-Bill is back and brought a new camera. My daughter took this 1st image, also played with my binoculars and had ice cream. See the album description below.
Bill is back and next day we Hawaiians all met at our favorite watering hole, the Arizona Hotel. Here is Nory, Alan's sweetheart and my young 'Old Lady' Rowena.
Close-up of last pic. All these images were shot with a low resolution. I will shoot higher in the future so I can crop better.
Rowena, my sweetheart, a little closer!
Rowena shot this on automatic, I guess it is better to shoot portrait and focus on one person. Here am I, left and Alan is right. By the way we were all sailors in the Good Old USN.
Nory, Alan's sweet heart. On our get-togethers the ladies sit on one side and men on the other for better conversations.
Bill's sweetheart Yolly, happy to be back together.
Bill and Yolly with the Arizona Hotel Mai-Tai is area in back.
Bill. I am glad Bill is back, he also brought me military belt buckles. In the last year, my local bought one rusted to hell, it crushed while putting my pants on.
My wife Rowena and our daughter Karla; she is now 9 1/2 years old. In two days the US Embassy is coming up to take care of us US expats and she will get her US Passport renewed.
Our daughter Karla likes to come to our Hawaiian Round Table meetings because she can swim in the ocean or the swimming pool and Daddy buys an ice cream.
Ted, our 4th Navy Buddy, he also has a sweet heart over here but she is busy in her Sari Sari Store. A Sari Sari Store is a Philippine miniature 7/11 copy and there several on every block.
-Ted is an ex YN (Yoeman), Alan a SK (Storekeeper), Bill a Master Diver and I a BM (Boatswains Mate and diver). We have at least 4 more Hawaiian Navy Buddies here.
-Here is Alan, a Korean American, we both were 17 years old when we immigrated to the US. He and his family settled in Hawaii.
That is I of course. I guess the new camera is going to be fine. And the beer still tastes good!
I, again. Bye, bye, have a good day.
2013-02-12 Near those steps in the last image is this large concrete block. It came from what explosion? It looks a little similar like the mystery concrete near the Japanese gun on the Morrison Hill slopes.
2013-02-12 Barrio San Isidro had a separate road towards the Stockade Level and crossed a small creek with this bridge between the Barrio and the Nipa Quarters.
2013-02-12 These steps go down the slope on the north side of the San Isidro Rise coming from that long walkway which runs pretty much on a north-south axis.
2013-02-12 Here is a walkway at the SE corner of the former barrio San Isidro at Fort Mills on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay
2013-02-12 These are foundations for houses at the SE corner of the former barrio San Isidro at Fort Mills on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay
2013-02-12 This is a low embankment for the road on the SE corner of barrio San Isidro near the Nipa Quarters.
This map pretty much describes what I seen so far as what is left from Barrio San Isidro and what is in this album.
2013-02-12 San Isidro is on a rise and here are some steps between the two different in height street levels. These steps are on the SE corner of barrio San Isidro near the Nipa Quarters.
2008-09-23 View from the former Barrio San Isidro Rise towards the Middleside parade grounds. The house was the former and post WWII Aviary residence and is now used by the American couple doing research and promotion for Corregidor.
2013-02-12 This embankment is along a road at the SE corner of the former San Isidro, near the Nipa Quarters.