Thursday, September 20, 2007

It's Aloha Friday

Looking down on the North Shore and the Pacific Ocean:

School Bus with a view - just another beautiful day in Hawaii.

I headed out with Sydney's 4th grade class on a field trip to the Polynesian Cultural Center

It's easy to see why this place is one of the top tourist sites in Hawaii. Clean, educational, and Great Service! When one of the students in our boat lost her hat, our Paddle Boy was nice enough to back up and fish it out for her. He didn't look very Polynesian, but he did have a lovely Australian accent.

Is Sydney hiding behind her passport?

I made sure to get a picture or two of each child in Sydney's class - what cute kids! It might not be okay for me to post them on the internet, though, so I tried to make sure I got a good one of Sydney that I could post. But she wasn't interested.

Malo e Lelei from Tonga!
The Tongan Show is one of our favorites at the PCC, and though today was more educational then the usual performance, it was still fun!

Talofa from Samoa. Did you know that Samoa is pronounced SAH-moa. Not suh-MOA?

I'm not sure if teaching a bunch of 9 year olds how to make fire with two sticks you can find in your backyard is such a great idea!

As we left the PCC the tourists were lining up to head in. We seemed to catch them a little off guard, and I could imagine them thinking, "That's right...regular people with real children do live in Hawaii."

What a cool place to be.

Happy Aloha Friday!


No Cool Story said...

Even your field trips are awesome and out of this world.

Deanne said...

Isn't it cool to live where others vacation? I like having the inside scoop of places to go that aren't know, the places where only the locals know of but are somewhat better. :) And it's nice to go to the beach for just a bit instead of having to make a day out of it just because you traveled so far to get there. Ahhhh....tourist living but without using vacation days! :)

Amanda said...

What a fun field trip! Regular in people live in Hawaii, yeah right! ;)

nikko said...

I remember thinking the same thing when we were in France -- seeing families out shopping or school kids out and about or a brand new car sitting in the garage of a centuries old stone house -- real people live here!

txmommy said...

what a fun field trip. We went a wedding there once that was so beautiful!

Tori :) said...

Awesome. Quit rubbing it in.

Amber said...

Wait a minute: are you saying kids LIVE in Hawaii?

Who knew? :-)

Jennifer said...

Wendy- what a super cool field trip! I'm so glad you were able to tag along! It's fun to get a little glimpse of Hawaii from you!

Suzanne said...

Hmm...I just don't think our trip to the H0me Depot with "D's" class last year quite measures up! LOL! :D