S: HAWAII, OAHU 2011
BC: LOVE THIS VACATION
FC: OAHU | HAWAII 2011
1: THE SOFLO TEAM
2: Hawaii vacations are finally here!
3: "It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." | Start the fun with a pineapple drink | Mother and daughter fun times! | Waiting to start our vacation
4: He is finally here | Our Henna Tattoos
5: Being silly together while wating for the bus | Going to a Luau at the Polynesian Center
7: Pearl Harbor | USS Arizona Memorial
9: We had so much fun at the Polynesian Center. We danced and laughed together at Ali'i Lu'au dinner and show. The Kalua pua'a (pork) was delicious. The "Breath of Life" show was amazing and the fire starting demonstration was both scary and exciting. We had a great experience and learned so much about the Hawaiin Villages and their activities.
10: These monuments are called "moai".They are 80 feet high and made from scoria (hardened volcanis ash). We asked why one of the moai's doesnt have hair and the answer was because he was bald!
12: Battleship Missouri Memorial
13: Fun day in the sun!
14: MENU -fun -Mai Tai -laughter -drink
15: Ohana West Hotel music, drinks and tomorrow we leaving to "Maui" for the second part of our vacations.
16: interesting points
17: "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, f breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken" - James Dent | Fiji: they use the conch shell as a trumpet to signal events. Fishermen use the conch shell to notify people of a good catch Hawaii: Hula-hula, the ancient dance famous for its grace and romantic music, is an expressive dance that tells a story. The chief always built his residence on a prominent rise. They believe the moai represent their ancestors. These stone statues range from just a few feet high to almost 80 feet high. Samoa: are known throughout Polynesia as the "happy people" because of their enjoyment of life and their good-spirited nature. Most males were tattooed between the ages of 14-18, when it was determined they had stopped growing. The cooking was a man's domain. Tahiti : the craftsmen sometimes bury newly carved wooden drumsticks in mud for several years before using them to assure just the right degree of hardness and proper tuning. Tonga: Skillful oratory filled with proverbs, historical allusions is an important part of Tongan culture. In fact, certain men with such skills have been designated as "talking chiefs
19: Best summer ever!
20: Award Ceremony
25: We had a great time in Hawaii it was the best vacation ever!!!