Monday, May 15, 2017

Kauai album part 3

The evening of day 4

This may a bit of a picture was so beautiful at The Smith Family Gardens.

We enjoyed an evening luau and it was one of the highlights of the trip for me.  The Smith family were perfect hosts.  They showered hospitality and the aloha spirit on every single guest.  The staff were attentive, respectful, friendly.  It felt like everyone wanted us there.  They wanted to bring us in and show us their heritage and their history.  It was really beautiful.

Just in case, if you ever go to Kauai, take in the Smith's Garden Luau.

Birds everywhere! 

We took a guided tram ride around the property.

The earthen imu oven.  There's a pig roasting in there!

More chickens...

Pale Washingtonians see sunshine for the first time in months....


Hen and chicks...

Preparing for the imu ceremony where they take the pig out of the ground...

Sitting down to our feast...

Kalua pork, beef teriyaki, chicken adobo, mahimahi.
Lomi salmon, fresh poi, Hawaiian sweet potato, mac salad, namasu salad

Tropical desserts...

After dinner was the "Aloha show".  The hula dancers, the fire, the lights.  It was pretty spectacular.  I liked that they gave tribute to the countries that influenced Hawaii the most.  The costumes and dances were all choreographed to honor Tahiti, China, Japan, Samoa, Philippines, New Zealand, and of course Hawaii.  No pictures but lots of memories.

That is all for this edition of Kauai.  In part 4 we go tubing!!

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