Friday, September 30, 2011

Off to Oahu.

We have waited so long for this trip to Laie to go to the temple. We were originally going in June with the ward but got sick and had to postpone. We were up early, 5:00 a.m. to make sure we could make our 7:00 o'clock flight. We met the Cox's and only had a little trouble with our carry on. It seems Dad thinks he can smuggle a huge can of deodorant on board and not get caught. Last time it was a knife! It always looks so good especially when we are wearing our missionary tags. Anyway, we made it none the worse for wear. We had breakfast at McDonald's then on to them temple. We had been in 2008 just before it was renovated. It is absolutely beautiful. They also have added lots of new paintings. We had such a wonderful session and then ran into one of our favorite ZL's who was transferred over here. Perfect.

After our session we went over to the visitor's center to see one of the sisters from Kalaheo who had just been transferred. We visited with another senior couple who works their and then changed our clothes so we could head over to the PCC in comfort. We got a really good kama'aina (resident) rate $5o.oo. We misunderstood and thought it was for entrance to the PCC, dinner and the evening show. As it turned out it was just for dinner and the show. That was ok with us because we could shop at the gift shops in the front area and take our time. We only had a 2 hour wait until we could go into the new Garden Isle Buffet for dinner.

The Garden Isle Buffet has only been open about a week. We thought we were having the luau like we did the last time we had been here. We could get into the buffet starting at 4:30 p.m. We were walking around looking for it and met a man who knew several members of our ward. He even danced in the show with Bro. C. at the PCC when it first opened in 1963. He told us how great the buffet was and that it was excellent as far as food was concerned. My, oh my was he right! The food, the atmosphere, and the service were unbelievable. Ha: the breath of life was the evening show. It was amazing. The dancing, the music and the story made a perfect ending to a wonderful day.

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