Guam 2015: Pale San Vitores Road at Night

Several times during our two-week stay on Guam last month we found ourselves at the end of the day listening to our favorite musicians, Jesse and Ruby, at the Outrigger Resort. We would then walk back up Pale San Vitores Road to the Westin where we were staying. One night I took these photos on our walk:

There are several Vince jewelry boutiques around the island.

There are several Vince jewelry boutiques around the island.

McDonald's and TGIFriday. There are seven McDonald's on the island. We took the grandkids to breakfast here one day.

McDonald’s and TGIFriday’s. There are seven McDonald’s on the island. We took the grandkids to breakfast here one day.

Another view of Vince Jewelry.

Another view of the building that houses Vince Jewelry and the JP Superstore and a few other businesses.

The Superstore.

The JP Superstore.

TGIFriday's on the left; DFS T-Galleria on the right.

TGIFriday’s on the left; DFS T-Galleria on the right; Laguna Beach in the middle.

The Guam Plaza Hotel looms over these buildings on Pale San Vitores.

The Guam Plaza Hotel looms over these buildings on Pale San Vitores. There’s a Chamorro Island BBQ on the left and the JP Superstore is on the right.

These friendly hustlers were trying to get passersby to drop by the Desperados restaurant which serves Mexican and Tex-Mex food. The restaurant is in the same building as a massage parlor and a strip joint and a few other places whose signs were all in Japanese.

These friendly hustlers were trying to get passersby to drop by the Desperados restaurant which serves Mexican and Tex-Mex food. The restaurant is in the same building as a massage parlor and a strip joint and a few other places whose signs were all in Japanese.

The Tagada play area on the upper block of Pale San Vitores heading up to Marine Drive.

The Tagada amusement park on the upper block of Pale San Vitores heading up to Marine Drive.

The Pacific Place Mall right across Pale San Vitores from the Westin. They have an ABC store and three restaurants including an Outback steakhouse. We dropped by the Outback twice for dinner during our stay.

The Pacific Place Mall right across Pale San Vitores from the Westin. They have an ABC store and three restaurants including an Outback steakhouse. We dropped by the Outback twice for dinner during our stay.

Weather Update: Typhoon Dolphin has moved on and the island of Guam is drenched but still there. They are back to COR4 now (normal condition of readiness) after being in COR1 for a couple of days. The winds reached 97 mph at Andersen AFB on the northern part of Guam and the village of Yigo near the AFB seems to have the most flooding problems. The winds were only about 60 mph around the Tumon Bay area. Here and there people are without power and/or water. It’s still raining quite a bit and there are some flash flood warnings. Soon the rain will subside and it will be time for everyone to get together and help clean up. That’s what they do in Guam. Storms like this come around every ten years or so.

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I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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3 Responses to Guam 2015: Pale San Vitores Road at Night

  1. I have conflicting feelings about the all the restaurants and stores that are there as they’re in nearly every city, and town here in the USA. One feeling is overwhelming disappointment that so many common restaurants and stores on this island so far from home. If I were fortunate enough to visit Guam I’d want the island to be completely different, tropical, and unique. Yet, on the other hand there’s quite a lot of comfort in knowing something familiar in a far away land. 🙂

    I suppose since one of our AF bases is there and has been there for decades it was inevitable that our culture, and the popular shops and foods would end up there.

    I’m so glad the island and its people are alright this morning…soaked through but alright!

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