Originally uploaded by Tonja Owens

After sleeping in a little later this morning, we headed out for a visit to the Maui Tropical Plantation. Here they grow all sorts of native fruits and vegetables and flowers,etc. What a treat! They have a tram that takes you through the gardens and fields and explain all about what is growing. We are standing in front of a bouganvillea hedge…it’s about 7 feet tall…gorgeous… I meant the hedge, but if you want to include us…o.k. 🙂 Shirley even got to commune with her favorite plant in the universe….coffee! We had lunch at their restaurant. Fresh fruit and an incredible view!

We had to hurry back and get ready for our big night. We had been unable to get tickets to the luau of choice, so The Feast At Lele came highly recommended. We put on our new Hawaiian attire and were greeted with a beautiful orchid lei as we arrived. We were shown to our table and the festivities began. We were treated to food, dance and song from 4 different Polynesian islands: Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, and Tahiti. This was truly a feast…it lasted over 4 hours…but soooo relaxing…and sooooo much food. Beautiful dancers…male and female..inspiring scenery, and good friends. Priceless! Sweet dreams! BTW: How do they get their hips to do that?