Posted by Cami at 11:23 PM
To give BYU Hawaii students jobs, the Church built this place back in the 60's called the Polynesian Cultural Center. Within the center is seven different "villages" which each represent a Pacific island and culture, such as Tonga, Somoa, Hawaii, Tahiti, and others. Each village has different buildings, boats, and other things you can find specific to that culture.
pork! Amy, does this bring back memories of the mish? They have a real cooking pit where they show how an animal would be buried while wrapped in banana leaves and slow cooked.
Then, at about 7:30 they put on a show in a giant amphitheater. It's mostly dancing, and some fire tricks which were pretty cool.
Posted by Cami at 10:23 PM
This is a stop off the highway that gives a view from the mountains. I love the mountains here - they are so green and steep and luscious. Yes, I just called the mountains luscious. I'll take them over the mountains in Utah anyday.
Posted by Cami at 7:33 PM
Hawaii is really beautiful, of course. This is Waikiki beach. We went to the swap meet last Wednesday morning with the other Bready's and then drove to Waikiki to eat at Burgers in Paradise. Last Monday we came back and swam here.
This swim area is a cool place to watch the waves crash against this wall. You can barely see it in the picture, but at the very right, there is an area that allows water to come in and out of the swim area. People would wait for the water to get sucked in and out of the hole and would hang on to rocks underwater while the water rushed in and out around them until they couldn't hold on anymore.
Burgers in Paradise was delicious, but the one thing i didn't like was the birds walking around the restaurant. The restaurant was open to the street without any walls, so I could understand that they couldn't keep them out, but it was pretty gross. So unsanitary...
If you click this picture you can see the bird that is actually up on the table, in the basket, eating leftover food. Gross.
Posted by Cami at 6:39 PM
We spent Monday at a few beaches. It was heaven.
The other Breadys.
Mike and Thomas decided to bury Jake.
See the big rock back there? It's really fun to jump off of. I went snorkeling around the rocks behind it and saw a sea turtle!
Dolphins! A few people went out and swam with them until the lifeguard said we couldn't.
In between beaches, Michael taught Thomas how to catch lizards by lassoing them with a reed.
Posted by Cami at 12:40 PM