Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hawaii Day 7/Volume 8 THE LUAU~

Nawiliwili on Kaui~ my favorite Island!

We were tired from our big night out and sailing all night makes you sleep SO good! So we just did until 9:30!

We got down to breakfasting just as breakfast was ending. This is a beautiful Island and we haven't even gotten off! It's very green and lush. Misty rain over the mountains, but that's normal.

Went back to our room and decided we would tour the the ship even though we got a late start.

We toured every level except the staterooms. We had fun walking and taking pictures. This must be the ship cleaning day because there was a whole lot of people working.

The ship is really beautiful and I can see where people would enjoy doing nothing but sailing.

After we rested for a while in our cabin we put on swim suits and went down by the pool. It of course was closed, as it has been every time we've thought about it :) oh well.

I laid in the hot tub a while and in the sun. The hot tub is very nice, but since it's out in the sun and I already had a little sunburn, I didn't stay out in it long.

We went back to the cabin, showered and got dressed up for the big LUAU tonight! It's going to be so much fun. I wore the dress I got Nikki. HAHAHA...It will be too long on her, but she can sleep in it if she wants. I thought we both looked good for the Luau! We shopped for Brownie a beautiful new Hawaiian Shirt!

We had been told to meet at the theater around 5 to get our bus assignments. I think when your on our level on the ship you automatically get the last bus!! We don't care.. It didn't start till we got there, we saw everything anyone else did. We got our seat assignments and a long lecture about not drinking too much. We were told to expect to be able to get back on the bus no matter what! WHAT DO THEY THINK WE ARE GOING TO BE DOING??????

We arrived at what looked similar to the Tropical Garden we had visited on Maui. For some reason, I just pictured having a Luau on the beach?

But it's not! It was a large tent like building that probably held around 500 people. A huge round stage in the center so everyone was entertained from all directions.. Also all over the building there were dancers standing on rocks and things.

As we arrived we were greeted with the obligatory photographer! BUT we also got lei's. Mine was real Orchids and so beautiful and I still have it hanging on my office door..I love it so much. The Hawaiian boy who stood by me said his hands were cold :) really??? well he also said he was freezing ! It was sort of cool and it had been raining. Brownie didn't mind the little girl at all~
They had a hog roasting on an open pit but we passed on gazing on that! Many people wandering around. The other's at our table were not friendly AT ALL. So we just did our own thing.

They announced dinner was served and they carried the hog out but he had his meat pulled off so it wasn't so graphic:) The food was good and I got to try poi, which we both wanted to do! icky...But the food wasn't really warm. I don't think Brownie liked it but what would be new about that?? While I went for dessert Brownie walked around the grounds and took some pictures.

Everything was SO pretty!

After I had dessert I went with him before the show started. It had warmed up some and there were cute little kittens out there!

They had entertainment non stop at all corners while we were eating and while they picked up dishes etc. They also had a live band playing all the time which was very entertaining...

Everything going on really gets you in the spirit of things!. When we were first waiting to be seated there were little girls doing a Poi dance, with the Poi balls.. They were SO cute, I wanted to take them home!

So after the meal was completed the evening entertainment began. There was a large Hawaiian Man that was the narrator.

The story was very involved. We were glad that the ambassador on ship had told us about it before. I'm not sure we would have understood the whole story.

It was about a father and Daughter. He doesn't want her to leave and go to another Island with a man she's fallen in love with.. Lots of dancing and beautiful people~

In the end she returns and she has a baby and the father embraces her and her baby~

It was really a beautiful production and I want to see it again and not take pictures :)
When the drama was over we were invited to take as many pictures as we wanted. All the participants posed and it was quite a show after the show!

We got our photo's made with the stars of the show! Were impressed!

We waited in a long line to use the restroom and then to wait on buses. While we were waiting in line we were entertained with a small group of "Tea Baggers" and I don't mind calling them that at all. If you tell Racist, bigoted jokes you are poop on the bottom of my shoe! The crowd started sort of staring at them like they were from another planet. First I covered my ears and stared blankly at them and they DID have the intelligence to look embarrassed. They are just ignorant not stupid. So I turned my back on them and waited and we talked to others about the wonderful people we had met and the wonderful country that we live in. They are NOT spoiling my evening.

We road the bus to the ship
and picked up our photo's on the way. WAY over priced but I love them !
Went to bed early because we've got a HELICOPTER RIDE in the AM!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!


  1. Fantastic pictures! I am so loving this. Of course it will be to long on me! Everything is. :)

  2. This sounds like such a FUN day...so many perfect moments...perhaps it's my imagination, but I believe you might have caught just a tad of nudity in the one picture of Daddy with the girl in the goldish orangy dress:)

  3. YOu saw Lilo!!! And I'm laughing that they told you not to drink too much! The story they were dancing about sound like an interesting one!

  4. LOL Oh Anita..you have NO idea how many times I wanted to should THERE'S LILO! but I figured they'd probably heard that AND people would have the confirmation that I'm crazy :)

  5. COME ON! Update already!