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June 2008

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Enjoy our vacation with these slide shows and pictures!

FarmersMarket The Fairwell party on the Big Island
It is always hard to say good-bye but we had a wonderful time eating, drinking, and celebrating our good luck at being together in this idyllic setting. We also toasted our guide, Gloria Swanson-Ream and surprised her with a (belated) birthday cake.
FarmersMarket Hula lessons.
At our welcoming cockail party, entertainment was provided which included hula lessons for the brave volunteers.
FarmersMarket Helecopter Ride Part 1

What an adventure we had! Not only did we ride in a helicopter for the first time but we saw a live volcano and red hot lava up close (or as close as one can get without becoming a human sacrifice). This Slide show is of the ride to the volcano

FarmersMarket Helecopter Ride Part 2

This Slide show is of the lava sky-lights andof the lava flowing into the ocean. I took sooooo many pics that I thought it would be best to break this show into 2 parts.

FarmersMarket Dinner at the Bishop Museum.

Hawaiian History came alive for us when we were treated to an interpretive lesson and a dinner show featuring a multi-talented family of musicians and hula dancers.

FarmersMarket Living History Coffee Farm
We visited a restoration of a coffee farm.
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Leisure Day in Kaua'i


The Sheraton Kaua'i in Poipu Beach is our home base and our rooms are made even more deluxe with the addition of lanais overlooking the fabulous beach.

FarmersMarket Kaua'i Sugar Plantation

Here is where we learned how sugar became an important cop in the islands and how many calories there are in one macadamia nut (60!) Giant Clydesdale horses pulled us on a guided tour around the plantation and we were the grateful recipients of an excellent lunch which included the local fish Ono and gorgeous purple mashed potatoes.

FarmersMarket Honolulu Aquarium

The Waikiki Aquarium is home to the Hawaiian Monk Seal and is next to a living reef at the foot of Diamond head.

FarmersMarket Outrigger Ride

Teams of 6 Tauck guests, plus local guides, show the Waikiki surfers how to really ride a wave.