Thank you to the two people who contacted me re potholes in the previous issue of “Plain English.” I believe I said everything there is to say about potholes and am trying to move on. (But yes, the pothole is still there.) …
I have been on the road a lot lately.
To Route 3 — to see for myself how that hot investment district on-island is doing and on my way to tour the Marine Corps Camp Blaz.
To Hagatna (our capital, if you are reading us in the U.S. mainland) to Tamuning (to visit businesses) and to Tumon (our hotel district). I’ve been eating out here and there. …
I have registered that — unlike prior to COVID — it’s tough to predict busy times on the road.
Where is everybody driving to mid-afternoon? If all those vehicles are on the road, why is it so tough to find parking? About the only thing that you can predict is that the first weekend of any month will see traffic increase, especially if it is a Government of Guam payday. …
And then there is On the Move.
If you are living in Guam, you may or should know that “oversized cargo” will be making its way from the Port of Guam to the new Ukudu Power Plant site. I got an update from a couple of chat groups that the Move would be taking place on
Saturday, Feb. 4. …
How do you move a power plant? It seems like there ought to be a punch line.
But “self-propelled modular trailers with loads weighing up to 176 tons and going at 1 mile per hour for 10 to 12 hours” is no joke.
What everybody really wanted to know, right there, right then was when was the juggernaut was going to be moving. In fact, a couple of people asked the Journal due to hosting events on the Saturday.
But you can sign up for email alerts and if you have email access on your phone, you can get those too. So go to the web site — poweronthemove.org, click past the infographic, and click through to the Home Page and sign up.
There’s various info on the drop-down menu for alternative routes, and you can follow the modular trailer live — like watching a snail move I suppose. ….
I certainly didn’t mind the drive to Asan Beach for the Marine Corp Camp Blaz Reactivation and Naming Ceremony on Jan. 26. Since I originally come England, I enjoy pomp and ceremony and military bands and flyovers, and the event had a satisfactory level of those.
After a day on my feet at Camp Blaz (even with appropriate footwear), I was looking forward to maybe sitting down and soaking up the atmosphere.
That didn’t happen. Lots of people were greeting each other — those who knew each other and those who did not. I had barely arrived when I was doing the same. …
The event was festive and respectful at the same time. A lot of people knew Ben Blaz, who rose to brigadier general in the Marine Corps and was Guam’s delegate to Congress, and who the base is named after. Or they came to the event because now it had a personal connection, or they had served in the military — and a bunch of
Definitely worth the drive. …
— Maureen N. Maratita is the publisher at Glimpses Media. Publications at Glimpses Media include the Marianas Business Journal, MBJ Life, The Real Estate Journal, Guam Business Magazine, Beach Road Magazine, Buenas and Drive Guam.