We arrived in Hawaii Monday night around 10:30 pm (or 3:30 am EST). Ashley met us at the airport with leis. Believe me, the bed felt good to me when we finally got to Ashley's around midnight!
Thursday was Ashley's birthday. This is the card I made for her using the new Beautiful You stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.
Our first stop on her birthday was to have breakfast. We went to a restaurant for macadamia nut pancakes! Soooo good! Then we drove over to the Polynesian Cultural Center where we were able to learn about six Pacific cultures and visit the villages (Hawaii, Maori, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti & Tonga). There was a canoe parade with the different cultures aboard the canoes and different Polynesian activities going on. The Cultural Center did not open until noon and there was really too much to see and do in the few hours we had. We had reservations at 5:00 for their luau and at 7:30 for the evening show. We really needed more time to explore.
|Our pig for the luau - it was delicious!|
|Ashley and I with our luau leis|
|Finally - a picture of all 3 of us. Those leaves were huge!!|
|Sonny & Ashley - waiting for our table to be called to get our food!|
|Our Maori tattoos! They used a rubber stamp and black ink!|
|Hawaii float from the parade|