Thursday, December 1, 2011

Waimea Town Christmas Lighting.

Tonight was the official Tree Lighting Ceremony in Waimea. It was at the Hofgaard Park. I didn't know the park had a name. I always just thought it was the park with the statue of Capt. Cook in it. Anyway, they had an official lighting of the park Christmas Tree and all the store around the park. Every store around the park turned its lights on when they called out its name until we were surrounded by lights. It was fun! We had Hawaiian stew and ice cream while we were waiting for the Mayor to come from Lihue to turn the switch. We saw several ward members and met some of their family we hadn't met before. We met Evan's finance and his 2 boys. We have met his daughter before. She recognized us immediately when she saw us and waved.

There was a Ni'ihau singing group that sang some Christmas Carols. Andrew told us earlier his Aunties were going to sing with them. Finally, we are beginning to have a little Christmas spirit. It is so hard when it is 80 degrees, the sky is blue and the trade winds are blowing. I'm not trying to make you feel bad. That's just the way it is here. The most beautiful climate in all the world.

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