Saturday, May 26, 2012

Celebrating My Birthday in New Caledonia

 A birthday to remember at
Nouvata Parc Hotel - Noumea, New Caledonia

Here we are in Noumea for the second time this year, and we are staying in this lovely hotel complex because our contact here has 'connections'.  I took this photo from our balcony with a fisheye lens.  (I think this is the biggest pool I've every seen.)  This lens makes the ocean look far away, but it is very close, just in front of the hotel.

We are here to assist with the organization of the first stake of the church here in New Caledonia.  For my friends not familiar with Mormon terminology, a stake unifies several congregations.  (The word 'stake' comes from Old Testament imagery where a stake holds up the tent or the church.)  What a great place to spend a birthday!

8 comments:

Sandra said...

Happy birthday, Karen, you are spending it in paradise.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! And have a good time!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Great photo, made even better without people in it. A birthday you'll not forget I am sure.

MTWaggin said...

No kidding Karen, that looks like an awesome place to spend a birthday. Hope the day was a lovely one!

Robin said...

Karen, many happy returns! I hope you have a great day! Just to bad that you have to spend in such a place as this!

Madge Bloom said...

Happy Birthday Wishes! I love your fisheye shot (I use mine more than I ever thought I would, do you?)!

janc@mac.com said...

Happy, happy birthday! What a great place to be.

Tiera said...

Hope you had a great birthday!