Monday morning started with a surf lesson for James, Connor and Ben. Uncle Rick was going to try surfing too but he has an ear infection and is staying away from the waves for now. The lesson was just down the street at the Surf Shack. Tyler, the instructor, was living up to the surfer stereotype and was about 20 minutes late for the class. Dude.
All the guys got up on their boards and had fun. They learned that manners out in the ocean will get you no where. You need to be selfish and take the wave when you see it.
The rest of the day we sat around the pool until getting ready for the luau. We bought tickets for the Grand Luau at Honua'ula at Costco. The hotel grounds are stunning. We were there at the time we were told which was too early so we checked out the beautiful bar.
James bought a special shirt for the luau. I'm sure he'll get a lot of wear out of it at home. Or it might have a special place in his drawer beside the be-dazzled shirt he bought in China a few years ago.
The luau was good. Lots of food and drink, a hula lesson and a show. And the view was pretty spectacular! We even tried the purple Poi - a condiment made from taro root. It was kind of bland.
After the paid entertainment, we were treated to a shadow show under the table courtesy of Kate and her new friends from San Fransisco. the table was illuminated by 6 iphones.
We are celebrating three anniversaries on this trip...it's Kevin and Liz's 25th, Aunty Mary Lou and Uncle Rick's 40th and mom and dad's 50th. They were all announced at the luau this evening.
The luau included valet parking. Of course Fred. the Ford Focus station wagon was the envy of all waiting for the valet...