Thursday, April 25, 2013

Will I Ever Get Done Posting about Hawaii?



Probably not - I saw SOOO much stuff!



The Painted Church was built over 100 years ago, and is still an active Catholic church. It was painted by the resident priest at the time.



The entire ceiling and all of the walls are painted.



Ka Lae is the southern tip of the Big Island, and the southernmost point of the 50 United States.



It's pretty windy here!



Nearby, some (crazy) people were jumping off the cliff -



And then, the worst part, they had to climb up this scary ladder. Pretty painful in bare feet.



That evening we went to one of the many luaus available. Here, the pig that has been roasting all day comes out of the pit.



While waiting for them to prepare it, they gave out fake tattoos. This lady proved you are never too old to get a tattoo!



Soon, the King and Queen arrived. Wow - what a treat!



But I was most happy when they opened the food line buffet.



Great food! (Especially the desserts...)



After dinner, there was entertainment typical of the various areas of the South Pacific.



But I was waiting for the fire eater, and sure enough he appeared.

One busy day!

8 comments:

Judy and Emma said...

Very interesting plates they use for the buffet. I'm one of those people who likes my food to be separated and not mushing together. Cool!

Jim and Sandie said...

Love luau's but definitely not poi. The fire dancers are my favorite.

Kevin and Ruth said...

Hawaii is definitely on our list of places to see. Despite the fact that a lot of it seems touristy, it looks like there are a few "out of the way" places left.

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Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Dining with royalty, wow! I guess the King and Queen were honored to meet you and Phil! :cD

E Squared and Mui said...

Love the painted church ... what a beautiful place!

Barbara and Ron said...

I know you have other stuff to post, but I should have stretched it out longer.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

I have enjoyed the whole tour. It is a hard place to let go off!

ladynomad said...

What a fun Luau. Looks better than the one I went to so long ago.