Sunday, October 25, 2015

The trip to Kosrae, Pohnpei and Chuuk!

We were scheduled to visit three Island, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Chuuk (formally known as Truk). United Airlines has an island hopper that goes to all these islands and then to the Marshall Islands and then to Hawaii. We were suppose to start at Kosrae and then work our way back to Guam. When we left Pohnpei there was a heavy rain storm on Kosrae and so the plane circled waiting for it to clear so we could land. Unfortunately the airplane did not have enough fuel to keep circling so we flew to the Marshall Islands. The first stop was Kwajalein, a military base and we could not get off there, so on to Majuro, they had all the passengers going to Kosrae get off there. So at eight we landed, waited an hour in the rain to go thru immigration, then customs. When we were trying to decide what we should do a lady came up and said you need to call your church, she called a senior missionary who came to take us and find a place to stay. Now it would not have been a big deal except a tribal chief had passed away and there were no hotel rooms available or rental cars. So we ended up staying in an apartment that the owner of the complex uses for hotel rooms. The next morning we learned that it would cost us $250 a night. Luckily the general manager of United works with the mission home to fly the missionaries around so we received the news that they had made arrangements for us to stay at the Marshall Island Resort and gave us vouchers for our meals. 

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