Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Family Trip to Kauai: Part II

Sunday, June 16th, was Father's Day! Ryan and my dad went golfing while the rest of us went to church. You should have seen the look on Missy's face when the speakers got up and said "Aloha!" to the congregation and everyone said it back! After church and golf we made a Father's Day brunch for my dad and Ryan.

[More pictures at The Cliffs]

We didn't have any wrapping paper or tape so I used a brown paper bag and mustache stickers (provided by Missy). I think he liked it!

We spent the rest of the day resting and then went out on the balcony to watch the sunset. 

[Missy, my mom, and Luke]

[Luke is having fun, I swear]

[Storm rolling in]

Monday morning we got up and these cute Nene's were hanging out on the lawn.

[The family gathering for breakfast]

After breakfast we headed to Hanalei Bay where we layed out and went swimming. The water is so calm and clear. The day would have been great except for the storms that kept rolling through.

That night we went to the Smith's Family Luau.

[Getting ready to go in]

When you first get there you take a tram ride around the grounds. It was so pretty! The flowers are blooming and there are peacocks and other birds running around the area.

[My dad being silly]

After walking around the grounds for an hour we headed over to the roasting pit where the pig was buried. While we were waiting this male peacock showed up and decided to try and seduce a female. He did a little dance for her and shook his feathers. She was a lot more interested in eating and didn't give him the time of day.

When the MC showed up, the extraction of the pig began. They cook it underground for 8 hours and then only thing they season it with is salt. 

They also buried two huge pots of rice pudding so those were cooking all day too.


Next, we went into the dinning area where we enjoyed a buffet of pulled pork (best EVER), teriyaki steak, fish, chicken, macaroni and potato salads, poi (yuck!), fried rice, mashed potatoes, rice pudding, and coconut cake. You have to be careful or else you will overeat and get sick! It was hard not to go back for thirds!

During dinner there was a band that played some classic Hawaiian music. Towards the end of dinner the MC got up and sang for us. His wife also got up and danced the hula. They were both great!

After that we headed over to watch the dancers.

The dancers did a variety of dances including the Hawaiian hula, Tahitian drum dances, and a Samoan fire knife dance. They also did dances from Japan, China, New Zealand, and Vietnam. 

The show was a lot of fun! The dancers were very talented and had a lot of energy!

No comments: