June 4, 2010

Waking Up

June 3
This is what I woke up to this morning. Because of stupid jet lag, we all were up super early! Dad and I went running and found another really awesome public beach. We came back, had some breakfast, spent the early parts of the morning on the lawn chairs in the backyard, and then all headed to the beach for the rest of the morning. This was my first time actually swimming in the ocean and it was super fun. Everyone tried out the kayak, and the boogie boards were sweet!

We all came back to the house and got ready and then headed into town for lunch and some shopping. We ate at a sandwich place called Kono's and it was really good. Then we all walked around in some souvenir shops. At about 3pm we started for our luau, which was about a 45 minute drive from where we were.

The Paradise Cove Luau was an awesome time. Right when we walked in, we got tropical drinks and our pictures taken with some of the workers. The first 2 hours were spent doing crafts and games. We made headbands out of coconut leaves and bracelets of flowers. Everyone got some Polynesian tattoos and lots more drinks. Then we watched some fun stuff like hula lessons, catching fish, tree climbing, and the Imu Ceremony. We started our buffet dinner which was salad, different kinds of pasta salads, bread, chicked, fish, salmon, rice, and lots of different desserts. We ate while listening to some music from the band. After we were done eating the entertainment started. We watched lots of dancing and hula, with some really sweet music. It was a really awesome time and I'm really glad we went!

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