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#PhillaceAnniversaryTrip Day Six

Day six was incredible.

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One of the coolest days of my life – first helicopter ride! And oh. my. gosh. The feeling. The view. The rush. Because of it, T’s looking into pilot school (backup to med school). So much fun!

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The clearest of days. We saw tons of sharks, sting rays, eagle rays, and a DUDONG (it’s like a manatee)! Wish we could have dove with him. Next time ;)

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Places we dove:

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The infamous rock islands.

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There’s our little hut! Last one on the left. Top of the hill (that was a hike every day and every night).

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What a ride!

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We had lunch at Kraemer’s. Everyone said this was the best restaurant on the island, but I don’t know. The food was delicious, but our first dinner/anniversary dinner and The Taj take the cake. We enjoyed their Hibiscus Breeze though.

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What an adventure! Thank you, Mahpunk for sharing my interests and making my dreams come true. I love you.

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Now, let’s start planning our next crazy trip!

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#PhillaceAnniversaryTrip Day Five

Day five was spent kayaking and snorkeling the rock islands, specifically Nikko Bay. We got on the boat around 8am and didn’t get back to the dock until 4:30(?)pm. About 7 1/2 under the hot, hot sun. Not too into kayaking with a decent sized group. Kayaking is very touristy? No offense. But when you’re in Kauai, you kayak. When you’re in Fiji, you kayak. And when you’re in Palau, you kayak. The scenery was gorgeous. The snorkeling was nuts. So, I’d say it was definitely worth it.

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WWII Japanese canon.

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Limestone cave.

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Trevor and a little jelly :)

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These jellies sting. Although I really wanted to hold it.

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Needle fish.

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Japanese fighter plane.

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LOOONG day. And maybe the best part about it was dinner. I’m being serious. We had dinner at The Taj (an indian restaurant). If Palau wasn’t known for their diving, they’d be known for their food. So. Freaking. Tasty. Local beer (Red Rooster). Nan (Garlic and Plain). Chicken (Butter and Curry). And dessert (Gully Jamun – balls of thickened milk, served in a sweet scented syrup). I still daydream about it.. Mmm.

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#PhillaceAnniversaryTrip Day Four

On our fourth day, we road tripped the island(s).

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I saw a tiny frog and it brought me back to family vacations in the Redwoods. We used to catch them at Snake river.

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We celebrated our One Year Mex anniversary at the first restaurant we went to when we got to Palau. I told the waitress, “Oh, we’re definitely coming back!”

And when we finished our meal, they brought us a “happy anniversary” dessert :)

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